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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

National Theatre of Scotland

Head of Sound



Sound Designer: Mike Walker

Associate Sound Designer: Chris Simpson

Sound No. 2: Richard Jones

Director – Vicky Featherstone

Choreographer – Imogen Knight

Designer – Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designer – Lizzie Powell

Music Supervisor – Martin Lowe



The world premiere of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour based on The Sopranos by cult Scottish novelist Alan Warner, and adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Lee Hall (The Pitmen Painters, Billy Elliot). The show opened at the Traverse Theatre on Wednesday 19 August 2015 for the Edinburgh Festival.

Set over the course of a single day this show follows a choir of Catholic school girls on a trip to Edinburgh for a competition. We follow Orla, Kylah, Chell, Manda and Fionnula who are are more interested in “going mental” than in winning. The real excitement for them is getting back to visit the Mantrap club before the slow dances, so they can cop off with the submariners who are anchored in the bay, even if it nearly kills them.

"It’s not a “play” exactly. It’s certainly not a musical. It’s probably more like a gig than anything else. But it’s a strange gig, where Bach and Bartók sit side by side with the Brookside theme tune and ELO. The girls play all of the 50 or so characters themselves."

Lee Hall






The Herald


The Scotsman


The Times


The Stage



Scotsman Fringe First Award

Herald Angel Award

StageAward for Acting Excellence



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