Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour to open at Duke of York’s in May

OLOPS16_Q4_12 Key Art A5_V1_AWLee Hall’s critically acclaimed Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour will open at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre in May following a sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre.

Reuniting original cast members with director Vicky Featherstone, Hall’s musical adaptation of Alan Warner’s best-selling novel The Sopranos will preview from 9 May ahead of an opening night on 15 May.

From the creator of Billy Elliot (Hall) and featuring the songs of rock band ELO, Our Ladies is a raucous tale of six Catholic schoolgirls from Oban let loose in Edinburgh for a day.

With Royal Court artistic director Featherstone at the helm, the creative team includes designer Chloe Lamford and choreographer Imogen Knight, with music sourced, arranged and supervised by Martin Lowe, lighting by Lizzie Powell and sound by Mike Walker.

The National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre production had its world premiere in 2015 at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre as part of the Festival Fringe where it picked up a number of awards. A short tour followed, taking in dates in Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Musselburgh and at co-producer’s Live Theatre’s Newcastle base. Last year the show made its London debut with a well-received run at the National Theatre.

Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M. Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is due to play the Duke of York’s until 2 September.

More than 30,000 tickets will be priced at £30 and under throughout the run with some tickets as low as £10. Tickets go on general sale from 31 January.

Angela Thomas

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – Theatre Royal, Brighton and Touring – Review


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