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."
Scotsman Fringe First Award
Herald Angel Award
StageAward for Acting Excellence