A Word from Max Roberts

English Premiere
Thursday 1 to Saturday 24 October 2015
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Adapted by Lee Hall from The Sopranos by Alan Warner
Directed by Vicky Featherstone
Music Supervisor Martin Lowe

We are delighted to welcome Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour a brand new musical play by Lee Hall to Live Theatre from Thursday 1 to Saturday 24 October.

Our Ladies… has been adapted from Alan Warner’s novel by long-time Live Theatre collaborator Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters and is directed by Vicky Featherstone (The Royal Court and former National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Director). It’s Live Theatre’s first collaboration with National Theatre of Scotland and we are delighted to host the play’s only dates in England, following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour in Scotland.

Our Ladies… is about six girls on the cusp of change. It follows the choir’s trip to Edinburgh as it goes badly wrong when love, lust, pregnancy and death all spiral out of control in a single day. The soundtrack of classical music and pop rock includes music by Handel, Bach and ELO, is sung sublimely by the six cast members and performed by an all-female band.

Our Ladies… gained audience and critical acclaim when the show premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including a Herald Angel Award and an Acting Excellence Award from The Stage and reviews including;

‘rude, hilarious yet touching play’ The Times

‘a feelgood musical play that is zippingly entertaining yet achingly human’ The Stage

‘a rip-roaring, drunken, hilarious odyssey’ Time Out

The play is hilarious, shocking and tearfully emotional in turn and its exciting, young all-female cast deliver Martin Lowe’s brilliant musical arrangements superbly. It is quite simply a dazzling piece of theatre. I’m sure our audiences will be delighted to witness its English premiere here in Newcastle before it begins its inevitable life as a national and international smash hit to follow Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters.

The play is recommended for ages 16+ as it features swearing, singing and sambuca.

To watch a trailer about Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, for more information and to buy tickets costing between £26 to £10, over 60s concessions £16 and other concessions £18 to £10 visit www.live.org.uk or ring the box office on (0191) 232 1232.

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I do hope you can come and see the show at Live Theatre, it really is stupendous!

Max Roberts Signature




Max Roberts
Artistic Director
Live Theatre