Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Premieres in West End this Month

Scottish musical Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour premieres at the Duke Of York’s Theatre beginning 9th May. The production will run until 2nd September with press night on 15th May.

The play is Lee Hall’s adaptation of Alan Warner’s 1998 novel The Sopranos. Its story is about a group of Catholic schoolgirls who spend a night on the town in Edinburgh rather than compete in a choir competition. Described as “funny, raucous, and heart-breaking,” it recently won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour will be directed by Vicky Featherstone. Music will be by Martin Lowe and designs by Chloe Lamford. The production’s choreography will be by Imogen Knight and lighting will be by Lizzie Powell. The show will also feature the songs of ELO, and the production will reunite most of the original cast.

The Original Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour‘s Foul-mouthed Scottish Schoolgirls

Original cast of Scottish musical Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
The original cast of Scottish musical Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Photo courtesy of WhatsOnStage.com.

Caroline Deyga, Karen Fishwick, Kirsty MacLaren, Frances Mayli McCann, and Dawn Sievewright will return to their original roles, while Isis Hainsworth is joining the company as Orla. Joining them on stage are Amy Shackcloth (Musical Director/Keyboard), Lilly Howard (Assistant Musical Director/Keyboard), Emily Linden (Guitar), and Becky Brass (Percussion).

Caroline Deyga, who plays as Chell, trained at Napier & Queen Margaret Universities. Immediately after graduating in 2013, she starred in productions Cars and BoysAnd Then There Were NoneThe BFG, and more.

Karen Fishwick, who stars as Kay, has appeared in many productions in Glasgow at the Citizens Theatre and other venues. Her other theatre credits include Hansel and Gretel, Present Laughter, and Lady Windermere’s Fan. She also appeared in the short film The Hum and TV series Scot Squad.

A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Kirsty MacLaren reprises her role as Manda. Most recently, she starred as the title role in Rapunzel at Platform Theatre and played as Lulu in BBC Radio Scotland’s Lulu’s Back in Town.

Frances Mayli McCann, who plays as Kylah, is a graduate of GAMTA and has recently appeared in the musical Here Lies Love at the National Theatre. She also starred in the smash-hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and BBC Scotland’s River City.

Dawn Sievewright trained at GSA Conservatoire at The Dance School of Scotland. She has played in other theatre productions including Glasgow GirlsAladdinJanis Joplin Full Tilt, and more. Sievewright also appeared in the feature film Beyond. She will play as Fionnula in the upcoming run of Our Ladies.

Finally, Isis Hainsworth has starred in a number of TV shows including BBC’s One of Us and In Plain Sight.