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Having received its world premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Lee Hall’s new play has already proven to be a sell-out hit. The Billy Elliot and Pitmen Painters writer has adapted his new show, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, from The Sopranos by Alan Warner, a novel in which a school choir from the Highlands travel to Edinburgh for a contest. The collaboration between Newcastle’s Live Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland has been directed by Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of London’s Royal Court Theatre, and shares all the wild humour of Alan Warner’s celebrated novel while also managing to be poignant and heartbreaking. Love, lust, pregnancy and death spiral out of control during the course of one day, and the production’s soundtrack – featuring classical music and 70s pop rock, performed by an all-female band – delivers the heartache and humour in equal measures. “The Sopranos is filthy, manic, hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure – all the things I think theatre should be.” Lee Hall said. “Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a show full of music from the most exquisite classical choral pieces to foot stomping disco classics and much else in between. This is a very special show and very much a labour of love.”

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Thursday 1st until Saturday 24th October.

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