Past Event

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Adapted by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall from the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner
Directed by Vicky Featherstone

Catholic schoolgirls go wild as the choir trip to Edinburgh goes badly wrong. Funny, sad and raucously rude, this exhilarating cocktail of singing, sex and sambuca finds six girls on the cusp of change. Love, lust, pregnancy and death collide head-on in a single day in this blisteringly funny musical play about losing your virginity and finding yourself.

A tribute to being young, lost and off the rails, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, winning Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and Stage Ensemble awards along the way. 

Featuring music by Bach, Handel and classic 70s rock band Electric Light Orchestra, this riotous show features a live band and musical score arranged by Tony Award winner Martin Lowe. Watch Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour perform Electric Light Orchestra's Mr Blue Sky at the final night from Edinburgh's Potterrow

'a work that's both anthem and elegy a getting of wisdom that celebrates life even as it breaks your heart.' The Herald ★★★★★

'This rude, hilarious yet touching play pulls off its conceits with a foul-mouthed, finely tuned flourish.' The Times ★★★★★

'zippingly entertaining yet achingly human – and funny with it all the way' The Stage ★★★★★

'an unforgettable production that is bound to hit the heights across the UK and quite possibly the globe.' British Theatre Guide ★★★★★

Check out the amazing reaction at Brighton Festival so far...

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour - Trailer from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.

Introducing... Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour