National Theatre and International Tour
Head of Sound
I was very excited to rejoin the Our Ladies team and take the show on a national and international tour visiting places ranging from London's National Theatre - London, America, Australia.
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
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 19 August 2015, and enjoyed a successful sell-out run at the Traverse Theatre, earning critical and audience acclaim, and picking up four awards before embarking on a sell-out Scottish tour and run at Newcastle’s Live Theatre.
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."