Important Info: Contains strong language and adult themes.
For the latest show headed to the stage of the Duke of York’s Theatre we turn our attentions to one of Lee Hall’s many hits. Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour will be the perfect antidote for those missing another of Hall’s hits - Billy Elliot The Musical - in the capital as it is a musical that Hall adapted himself from Alan Warner’s 1998 novel and it has managed to win over audiences across the UK.
First presented in Edinburgh in 2015, Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour has since toured the country and also played at the National Theatre. But as one of the most talked-about new British musicals of recent years a West End version was inevitable and it appears under the direction of Vicky Featherstone.
Its story takes us to Edinburgh and it is set over the course of one day. We are introduced to a group of six Catholic girls whose world has so far been confined to a small Scottish town. Now they find themselves in a large city and they go through all of the emotions that life can throw at them. It is a coming of age story about friendship that has captured imaginations and left audience members with smiles on their faces.
Along the way there are also musical numbers, many of which from the back catalogue of Electric Light Orchestra, but also pieces by Mendelssohn, Bach and Bob Marley.
However, it is the presence of Lee Hall as writer that is bound to attract a lot of attention, not only for his acclaimed work penning Billy Elliot (both the film and its West End stage adaptation), but also plays like Cooking With Elvis, Shakespeare In Love and The Pitmen Painters. He is an award-winning writer, with Billy Elliot The Musical winning Best New Musical at the 2006 Laurence Olivier Awards (and a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical) and The Pitmen Painters winning an Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 2008.
So whether you are a fan of Billy Elliot The Musical or any of his other plays, or if you are new to Hall’s work and want to see what all the fuss is about, then Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour is the show for you. It runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Monday 15th May 2017 (previews from Tuesday 9th May 2017).
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 10th May 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 2nd September 2017|
|Running Time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Important Info:||Contains strong language and adult themes.|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Tuesday, 09 May, 2017||Duke of York's Theatre, London||Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour|
|Wednesday, 10 May, 2017||Duke of York's Theatre, London||Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour|
|Thursday, 11 May, 2017||Duke of York's Theatre, London||Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour|
|Friday, 12 May, 2017||Duke of York's Theatre, London||Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour|
|Saturday, 13 May, 2017||Duke of York's Theatre, London||Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour|
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