Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Lee Hall
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ISBN 9780571340316 Format Paperback
Published 18/05/2017 Length 80 pages

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Listen, girls, if we stick together there’s no ways we’ll even get to the second round...

Young, lost and out of control, a bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap.

Funny, sad and raucously rude, Lee Hall’s musical play Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, adapted from Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, premiered at the Traverse Theatre in August 2015, in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre and transferred to the National Theatre, London, in August 2016. The play won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy 2017 and transferred to the Duke of York’s, London, in May 2017 in a co-production with Sonia Friedman Productions.

  • About Lee Hall

    Born in Newcastle in 1966. Started writing for Radio in 1995 winning awards for I Luv You Jimmy Spud, Spoonface Steinberg and Blood Sugar which all made the journey to other media, his screenplay for Billy Elliot was nominated for an Oscar and was adapted into a multi-award winning stage musical. He has worked as writer in residence for Live Theatre, Newcastle and the RSC and has adapted many plays for the stage including Goldoni's A Servant to Two Masters (Young Vic/RSC), Brecht's Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (Right Size/ Almeida) and Heijermans' The Good Hope (RNT). He is currently working with Roger Waters on a stage adaptation of The Wall.

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