Poor Michelle presents


by Bebe Sanders

“There’s no bullshit with Violet. She’ll say something blunt like, ‘life can be lonely’ and I’ll be like, ‘yeah it can’ and that’s it. Then we just crack on. It’s nice”

Violet is starting to forget, but she's got a long life to remember before she does. There are rights to wrong and ends to tie up; a life well lived is never neat. Generations younger, Bertie is at the beginning with no idea what lies ahead. She's looking for something to point her in the right direction.

From new playwright Bebe Sanders and award-winning company Poor Michelle, VIOLET is a new play about human connection and inter-generational friendships. It quietly explores themes of mental health, dementia, and loneliness without forgetting the often funny and absurd moments of ordinary life.

Writer & Performer Bebe Sanders
Director Ellie Gauge 
Sound Design Julian Starr
Production Manager Ben Giles

Poor Michelle
 produce new plays that reconsider clichéd or under-explored narratives. Named in homage to the often overlooked, third member of the girl band Destiny’s Child, the female led creative team are on a mission to give the Michelles of this world some of Beyoncé’s stage time. VIOLET producer Ellie Gauge founded Poor Michelle with fellow Durham University graduates in 2015.

Bebe Sanders joined Poor Michelle as part of DECADE in April 2018. She graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2013 and her credits since include Twelfth Night (Orange Tree), Three Winters (National Theatre) and international tours of The Bunker Triology and The Frontier Trilogy (Jethro Compton Productions). Her first play ‘Pebbles’ had a sell-out run at The Katzspace in October 2017.
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