Plays by Lee Hall

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

Young, lost and out of control, a bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap.

Funny, sad and raucously rude, Lee Hall's musical play Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, adapted from Alan Warner's novel The Sopranos, premiered at the Traverse Theatre in August 2015, in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre.

Lee Hall was born in Newcastle in 1966. He started writing for radio in 1995, winning awards for I Luv You Jimmy Spud, Spoonface Steinberg and Blood Sugar, all of which made the journey to other media. His screenplay for Billy Elliot was nominated for an Oscar and was adapted into a multi-award-winning stage musical. The Pitmen Painters received the Evening Standard Best Play Award and TMA Best New Play Award. He has worked as writer-in-residence for Live Theatre, Newcastle, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has adapted many plays for the stage, including Goldoni’s A Servant to Two Masters (Young Vic /RSC), Brecht’s Mr Puntila and His Man Matti (Right Size/Almeida) and Heijermans’ The Good Hope (National Theatre).