Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre, Newcastle

American Premiere
Adapted by Lee Hall
From the novel The Sopranos
By Alan Warner
Directed by Vicky Featherstone

The U.S. premiere of National Theatre of Scotland's acclaimed musical! Six catholic school girls on the cusp of change, when love, lust, pregnancy, and death all spiral out of control in a single day. From the writer of Broadway smash hit Billy Elliot and the musical director of Once, it's about losing your innocence and finding yourself. With music by Handel, Bach, and 70s classic rock band Electric Light Orchestra.

"vibrant performances and the show’s raunchy good humor draw you in". . . "Why not embrace the here and now with as much fearlessness as you can muster?" - New York Times

"The show is as cathartic as it is comic". . . "it deserves to be seen by people who recall their own times of rebellion and escape." - Hartford Courant

""From its outset to its end, Our Ladies and its tenacious cast delight in their refusal to compromise. . . .a coming-of-age comedy that offers a feminist and acutely class-conscious take on that old theme of figuring it all out." - New Haven Independent

"Our Ladies won't please the priest but we think it's divine. . . .Don't miss it. Seriously. Don't" - Daily Herald

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Following the Tuesday, June 21 performance, please stay for a post-show discussion of the work with Catherine Sheehy, Chair, Department of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama.

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