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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre
The hit National Theatre show transfers to the West End.
It has been announced that producer Sonia Friedman will transfer Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre, running from 9 May to 2 September 2017, with an official opening on 15 May.
Described as "a glorious anthem to friendship, youth and growing up disgracefully", this award-winning musical transfers to the West End following a run at the National Theatre and a sell-out run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.
Adapted by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court, it features music arrangements by Martin Lowe and a score that mixes music by ELO with Handel. The production is designed by Chloe Lamford, choreographed by Imogen Knight with lighting by Lizzie Powell and sound design by Mike Walker.
Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award, Herald Angel Award and Stage Ensemble Award at the Fringe 2015, the play is adapted from the novel 'The Sopranos' by Alan Warner. "Funny, sad and raucously rude, it follows six girls on the cusp of change. Young, lost and out-of-control, they’re hit by love, lust, and pregnancy and death over the course of a single day. Prepare thyself for 24 hours of holy chaos, contains singing, hilarity, sambuca and strong language."
The production received its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2015 before a UK tour. It ran the National Theatre's Dorfman in October 2016. It is presented in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M. Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions.
Songs used in the production include "Lift Thine Eyes" by Mendelssohn, "Mr Blue Sky" and "Long Black Road" by the ELO, "Oh Taste and See" by Vaughan Williams and "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour tickets will go on sale on 31 January 2017.