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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Preview: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at Newcastle Theatre Royal






Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 12th - Saturday 16th July 2016

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR IS FUNNY, SAD AND RAUCOUSLY RUDE.  A PLAY ABOUT SINGING, SEX AND SAMBUCA.  THE CRITICALLY ACCLAMINED STAGE ADAPTATION OF ALAN WARNER’S CULT SCOTTISH NOVEL THE SOPRANOS, WILL BE ARRIVING AT NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL IN JULY.


Photo: Peter Dibdin
Following a total sell-out success at Live Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and Newcastle Theatre Royal are thrilled to announce for the very first time Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, the multi-award winning stage adaptation by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall of Alan Warner’s cult Scottish novel The Sopranos.  

The North East Theatre Guide loved the show so much we awarded it “Best Show of 2015” LINK: Award annoucement LINK: Original production review



Photo:  Manuel Harlan
Alan Warner’s novel and Lee Hall’s stage play tell the story of six girls on the cusp of change. Love, lust, pregnancy and death all spiral out of control in a single day. Warner's blisteringly funny dialogue ends in fireworks (literally). Warner, whose 1995 debut novel Morvern Callar became a literary phenomenon, continues his themes of being young, lost and out of control in this musical play about losing your virginity and finding yourself.  With a soundtrack of classical music and 70s pop rock, featuring music by Handel, Bach and ELO, Our Ladies… is a raucous and life-affirming piece of musical theatre.


Photo: Chris Auld
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.


Photo:  Manuel Harlan
Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, collaborates with Lee Hall, (Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters), to create a funny, sad and raucously rude production about singing, sex and sambuca.


Photo:  Manuel Harlan
Alan Warner wrote The Sopranos in 1998, followed by its sequel The Stars in the Bright Skywhich was long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. He has written eight novels and is best known for Morvern Callar which was made into a film starring Samantha Morton in 2002. His most recent novel is Their Lips Talk of Mischief, published by Faber in 2014.

Tickets:

Photo: Peter Dibdin
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 12th until Saturday 16th  July 2016, playing evenings at 7.30pm, matinees on Thu 2pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets from £14.50. 

Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Recommended 16+, contains strong language and explicit adult content of a sexual nature which some may find offensive.







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