Billy Elliot the Musical writer Lee Hall will have his latest adaptation Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour open at the Duke of Yorks theatre, London in May 2017 following a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The show is based on the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner tells the story of six Catholic school friends spending a day in Edinburgh and is set largely to the music of the Electric Light Orchestra with Judi Tzuke, Handel, Bach & Vaughan Williams thrown in for good measure. Even the theme tune to the the Channel 4 soap Brookside is featured in the score.
Five cast members from the National Theatre production – Caroline Deyga (Chell), Karen Fishwick (Kay), Kirsty MacLaren (Manda), Frances Mayli McCann (Kylah) and Dawn Sievewright (Fionnula) – reprise their roles for the West End transfer with new face Isis Hainsworth joining as Orla. A live band is also on stage as “24 hours of holy chaos” ensues.
Heralded as funny, raucous and heart-breaking , Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour is an anthem to friendship, youth and growing up disgracefully.
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Audience note : For ages 16+