Caroline Deyga in Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Back in January news first emerged of Lee Hall’s Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour coming to the West End, following its debut in Edinburgh and its UK tour. Now news has emerged of some of the names taking on lead roles in the production, with Caroline Deyga amongst the cast members.
She will play Chell in the show at the Duke of York’s Theatre, arriving alongside the likes of Isis Hainsworth, Dawn Sievewright, Frances Mayli McCann, Karen Fishwick and Kirsty MacLaren.
Deyga previously played Chell prior to the West End version of the production, though she has an array of other credits to her name as well. She appeared in The Fair Intellectual Club at the Southbank Centre and various shows for the Dundee Rep, including The Shape Of The Girl, And Then There Were None, and Victoria, amongst others.
The story itself is set in Edinburgh and the events take place during the course of one day. The focus is on six Catholic girls whose entire world has so far been confined to the small Scottish town of Oban and now they are going to experience everything that Edinburgh has to offer. But it’s not just the sights on their minds; Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour is a coming-of-age story that sees the characters go through all of the emotions that life can throw at them.
Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour will offer audiences the chance to see the work of Lee Hall after his famous musical Billy Elliot closed its doors last year. The acclaimed writer has also penned plays like Shakespeare In Love and The Pitmen Painters. These credentials alone should give audiences an idea of the quality on offer with this latest show landing in the capital, which he adapted from The Sopranos by Alan Warner.
Directed by Vicky Featherstone, Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour is set to open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on Monday 15th May 2017 (previews from Tuesday 9th May 2017) and continues to Saturday 2nd September 2017.