Violets and Vinegar

Theatre (comedy)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Three women. One space. A neglected housewife, a determined party girl and a clueless teacher shamelessly expose their sexual exploits. Join us as they tell the sweet and sour story of their love lives. This character comedy is sure to make you laugh out loud. Think Alan Bennett meets Fleabag (minus the hot priest). Adapted for a modern audience, this play was originally written by David Lodge for the Carver Theatre in the 1990s.

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Tanya Beeton 42 days ago

Just superb! We thoroughly enjoyed this show - a fabulous script perfectly delivered by three wonderful actresses with amazing comic timing! Thank you. 5 stars!

Welsh Jan 43 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this warm and funny piece, beautifully performed, all three actors skilfully drawing us into their widely different worlds with humour and joy.

Bren O’Neill 43 days ago

A great show with three connected monologues delivered by three talented actors. They relate their life and love experiences, some poignant, all humorous, from their own perspective. You are fully engaged with each character as the stories progress even though each is very different. You will feel a range of emotions as each actor grapples with their own situation and laugh at the incidents and outcomes. The best show we saw at The Fringe

Joe Moss 44 days ago

Agree with much of what's said below. This is one of the best plays I've seen all week. Very funny and somehow poignant too with the three talented ladies who make up the cast all shining brightly! Please do go and see this little gem!

Isobel Reeson 44 days ago

DO NOT go home without seeing Violets and Vinegar. Best performance of our visit. Three hugely talented ladies with a brilliantly scripted and delivered show. Spellbinding, and any other superlative you can conjure up. JUST GO!

Alistair 45 days ago

I went to see this show on the first performance - loved it so much we went again the following day!
Three fantastic actresses who performed magnificently. Lots of laughs and giggles. Highly recommended!

Karen A 45 days ago

We loved this show! Tight, well-written script with first-rate performances from all 3 actors. The final line was unexpected and hilarious.. We laughed a lot but were also touched by some moving moments. Please don’t miss this!

Hilary Pattison 45 days ago

The description of Alan Bennett meets Fleabag is spot on. Very well acted, superb writing and a joy from beginning to end. 50 minutes flew by.

Nancy Workman 46 days ago

A witty show featuring three entwining monologues about sex (or the pursuit of it), acted by three very talented and watchable actresses--one of my favorites at the Fringe this year!

Nigel Crebbin 48 days ago

Three very different women each provide us with a telling glimpse into their lives in these beautifully acted stories of sex and the unexpected. The narratives switch back and forth with excellent timing, as we’re taken along their very contrasting paths, mixing pathos with humour. Libido and laughter - Violets and Vinegar - highly recommended!

Clare Mount 55 days ago

Often laugh out loud, sometimes poignant, very, very watchable. Three diverse slices of life performed by three talented actors. Very much worth the price of a ticket for entertainment like this - it’s a bit cheeky and rude with some sexual references so not for young kids but adults and older teens will enjoy this.

Gez O’Brien 55 days ago

A repressed teacher, an understanding wife and a scouser on holiday; three separate stories weaved together to provide different aspects of these women’s relationship with sex.

I laughed at the gags, and enjoyed the nuances in each of the performances, working in concert.

Fifty minutes of your life, that you don’t want back, and one to remember when you’re at home and someone asks you if you saw anything good at the Fringe.

Helen Taylor-O’Brien 55 days ago

A must see, laugh-out-loud funny show. The stories of three very different women; a mousey teacher, a dutiful wife, and a scouser on a girls trip to Spain. Delightfully brought to life by three incredibly talented performers. What a surprising joy!

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The Nerd Party (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

If you're seeking an evening of laughter, introspection, and brilliant character comedy, this play is an absolute winner.

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Theatre, Films, and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

A great show choice to start your afternoon at the Fringe.

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