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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour by Lee Hall  Reply with quote

Lee Hall's 2015 play OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR is an adaptation of the novel 'The Sopranos' by Alan Warner.  It's about a group of Scottish schoolgirls having a day out in Edinburgh while waiting to take part in a choir competition. The girls are loud-mouthed, exuberant, obsessed with sex and booze and intent on having a good-time.  It's funny & revealing, but exhausting to read and I imagine exhausting to watch. There are six characters, each actress playing subsidiary roles where necessary, female or male, without change of costume.  There's a lot of music and some dancing.  It looks a difficult play to direct. The original production was directed by Vicky Featherstone who directed my play 'Where The Sun Was' for Paines Plough.  




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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read The Sopranos many years ago, and enjoyed it, but have a hunch I would enjoy it less now. I think I gave my copy to someone else, so I must have expected not to want to read it again. I'm intrigued by the play. I happened to look it up recently and was impressed at the wide-rangingness of the music included.



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