Blooming Violet

Written by:

JS Jacklin

Cast Size:
11

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama
Period Piece

Themes:

Coming of Age

Length:

105 min.

Year Written:

2023

Synopsis:

With the homeland under German fire and the mortal coil wound tight, the true story of Violet Macdonald is revealed. It tells of how this young woman from north east Yorkshire rises up from the strife of daily life, to find her way to a place that she never believed possible. Violet’s story is not so much about an extraordinary life, but of an ordinary, working-class, Yorkshire-woman experiencing extraordinary times from 1916-1952.

Characters:

FEMALE
Violet Macdonald – (8-29 years of age)
Agnes Wimpole – Violet’s mother (15-49 years of age)
Lettie – Violet’s best friend (20-28 years of age)
Voice of Mrs. Ashton – (mid-50’s)

MALE
Ernie Ogden – Violet’s step-father (16-50 years of age)
Ken Lester – Ken Clarke’s best mate (22-25 years of age)
Purser – (Non-speaking)
Vicar – (Non-speaking)
Rodney Macdonald – Violet’s birth father (21-25 years of age)
Ken Clarke – Violet’s husband (22-26 years of age)
Voice of Mr. Ashton – (mid-50’s)

Resources:

The play can be accessed through the Canadian Play Outlet.

Blooming Violet by J.S. Jacklin