About the showFollowing a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Lee Hall’s riotous musical Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour has transferred to the West End. Premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and earning several awards, the acclaimed production since embarked on a successful UK tour and has now opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in May 2017.
Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, Our Ladies follows six Catholic schoolgirls as they ditch a major choir competition to experience a night out on the town in Edinburgh. Hailed as a glorious anthem of youth, friendship and growing up, the girls are all on the cusp of change, choosing a night of Sambuca, singing and complete hilarity. Featuring songs by rock band Electric Light Orchestra, expect plenty of rocking out!
Our Ladies sees the original cast reunited, including Melissa Allan as Orla, Caroline Deyga as Chell, Karen Fishwick as Kay, Kirsty MacLaren as Manda, Frances Mayli McCann as Kylah and Dawn Sievewright as Fionnula.
Adapted by Lee Hall, who was at the helm of West End favourite Billy Elliot, Our Ladies is directed by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court. Further creative team includes choreography by Imogen Knight, design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Lizzie Powell, sound by Mike Walker and music by Martin Lowe.
Having began performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre on May 9th, with an official opening on May 15th, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is the loud, rude, sad and extremely funny production that reaches out to teenagers everywhere.
Who Should See It?Fans of rock musical Spring Awakening will definitely enjoy this production! Those who missed the sold-out run at the National Theatre now have the opportunity to catch it on the West End.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is suitable for those aged 16 and over, due to strong language and adult themes.