Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour transfers to London’s West End in May 2017
Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M. Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions present
The National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre production of
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Adapted by Lee Hall from the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner
Directed by Vicky Featherstone
Music Sourced, Arranged and Supervised by Martin Lowe
Designed by Chloe Lamford
Choreographed by Imogen Knight
Lighting by Lizzie Powell
Sound by Mike Walker
Featuring the songs of ELO
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is set to transfer to London’s West End in spring 2017. Originally a co-production between Live Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland Our Ladies… will run between 15 May to 2 September 2017 (previews from 9 May) at the Duke of York’s Theatre presented by Sonia Freidman Productions, Scott M. Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions.
Vicky Featherstone’s smash-hit production of Lee Hall’s musical adaptation of Alan Warner’s The Sopranos had its English Premiere at Live Theatre in October 2015 following a sell-out run at Edinburgh International Festival Fringe and tour of Scottish venues, where it won a host of awards and five star critics reviews including a Scotsman Fringe First Award, a Herald Angel Award, a Little Devil Herald Award and a Stage Ensemble Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.
A UK and international tour in 2016, saw the show play to audiences across the country including Newcastle Theatre Royal and performances internationally at festivals in Galway, Connecticut, and Melbourne. It culminated in a sell-out a ten-week run in the Dorfman Theatre, London’s National Theatre, earning the show further award nominations, critical and audience acclaim.
‘Big hearted and enjoyably coarse, but with moments of real poignancy, this is a fearless portrait of adolescence, fuelled by songs and Sambuca.’
Written by the Lee Hall, creator of Billy Elliot and long-time Live Theatre collaborator, and directed by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre is the uplifting and moving story of six Catholic school girls from Oban, let loose in Edinburgh for the day. Funny, raucous and heart-breaking, the play is adapted from Alan Warner’s brilliant novel about six young friends on the cusp of change.
Featuring, amongst others, the songs of ELO, Our Ladies… is a glorious anthem to friendship, youth and growing up disgracefully. Prepare thyself for 24 hours of holy chaos. Our Ladies… contains singing, hilarity, sambuca and strong language.
‘A high spirited, hilarious, exhilarating and poignant portrait of essentially good, naïve girls having a reckless stab at being bad, and being brave, eager to experience everything life can throw at them and discovering important stuff about themselves and their friendships in the process.’
Mail on Sunday
Max Roberts, Artistic Director, Live Theatre said:
“I'm thrilled that the country's leading commercial producer Sonia Friedman has taken such an imaginative decision to give Our Ladies… another life following its national and international tours and runs at Edinburgh, Live Theatre and the National Theatre, London. I'm delighted that a commissioned production by Live Theatre in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland with such a talented ensemble of young Scottish actresses will command a major West End Stage.”
Live Theatre is recognised as one of the great new writing theatres on the international stage. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne it is deeply rooted in its local community and produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. It is currently producing locker room drama The Red Lion, written by Patrick Marber, starring Stephen Tompkinson which will be performed in Newcastle from Thursday 6 April to Saturday 6 May 2017.
The National Theatre of Scotland constantly tours a repertoire of new and acclaimed work with productions regularly presented on theatre stages across the UK and internationally.
Tickets go on sale to the public from 31 January, and start from £10, with 30,000 tickets priced at £30 and under throughout the run. All previews (from 9 -14 May) will be priced at £30 and less. For tickets and information http://www.atgtickets.com/duke-of-yorks or ring Duke of York’s Theatre, Box Office on 0844 871 7623.