This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times!
I’ve covered so many career goals on this job, from working with National Theatre of Scotland, performing at the National Theatre, touring internationally and now working in the West End. Plus originating a role is a pretty special experience. It’s been the job that has kept on giving.
You, of course, always hope a piece will be received well, but if you go in thinking, “this could be the next big hit” you’re kinda focussing on the wrong thing.
Our Ladies is exactly what the West End needs right now, it’s a fresh, exciting, fun and unique theatrical experience for all ages (…well most ages!) The show manages to be angelic, vivacious, electric and foul-mouthed at the same time
The girls are funny – and what a joy it is to see a cast made up entirely of young, funny women. The banter and teasing are quick-witted and constant, in a way that feels almost improvised; their language is filthy.
Full cast is announced today for the West End run of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, which transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre this May.
The winners were announced at the ceremony last night (29 March 2017) for the inaugural Tonic Awards, at the May Fair Theatre hosted by Jenni Murray DBE. The Awards were initiated to celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. The winners honoured at this evening’s event are: Rosemary Squire, Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, …
Following a critically-acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR opens in the West End in May 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
I’ve had double cause to reconsider what I’ve been missing at the National Theatre recently. First, a gushing round-up in the Evening Standard looking back; second, a reminder of five shows to look forward to 2017: Twelfth Night, Ugly Lies the Bone, My Country, Mosquitoes and Angels in America.
Here the London theatre bloggers discuss Lee Hall’s play with music Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and two more new plays: Adam Brace’s They Drink It in the Congo at the Almeida and 946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at the Globe.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Sheer joy and excitement as Lee (‘Billy Elliot’) Hall adapts book about six convent girls, with miraculous results.
Wait ends for Godot at CATS: The Lyceum’s production of Waiting for Godot has won the Best Production award at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
Strong showing in noms for annual theatre awards: Edinburgh companies and festivals make a strong showing in the shortlist for the 2016 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, announced today, Monday 16 May 2016.
✭✭✭✭✭ Riotous assembly:
Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour is a massive beast of a thing, beautifully crafted in its ragged humanity and utterly irresistible.