Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour


06—22 October



★★★★½ Hilarious, disturbing, and viscerally alive... sensational theatre.

The Age

Adapted by LEE HALL from the novel The Sopranos by ALAN WARNER

Six Catholic schoolgirls travel to Edinburgh for a choral competition, but these sopranos are more interested in sex, smokes and Sambuca.

This gleefully uplifting tribute to youth on the cusp of adulthood is a musical play about losing your virginity and finding yourself. Stunning six-part classical harmonies from the Age of Enlightenment give way to ELO and the whole is punctuated with the dirtiest trash-talk a sixteen-year-old Scot could summon (and then some). Heartbreakingly bittersweet, searingly funny, terribly rude and possessed by an infectious spirit of play, this theatrical romp is a joyride you won’t soon forget.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour marks the first visit to Melbourne for the world-renowned National Theatre of Scotland. Apologies if the girls make a mess.

HOUSE PROGRAM Read up on the show before you see it.

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality.

The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces.

The Company has toured extensively across Scotland, the rest of the UK and worldwide. Notable productions include Black Watch by Gregory Burke which won four Laurence Olivier Awards amongst a multitude of awards, the award-winning landmark historical trilogy The James Plays by Rona Munro (Australian Exclusive Adelaide Festival 2016), a radical reimagining of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, presented in Glasgow and at the Lincoln Center Festival and subsequently, Broadway, New York and Let The Right One In, adapted by Jack Thorne from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, which won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for theatre.

National Theatre of Scotland is core funded by the Scottish Government

IMAGE | Manuel Harlan

★★★★★ A rude, hilarious yet touching play... with a foul-mouthed, finely tuned flourish.

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Vicky Featherstone
Music Arranger & Supervisor
Martin Lowe
Chloe Lamdford
Imogen Knight
Lighting Designer
Lizzie Powell
Sound Designer
Mike Walker