Sold Out Event
Missed it? Browse live shows now!Find Events
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Following sold out seasons at the National Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and UK Tour, the smash hit, award-winning new play Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour transfers to the West End for a strictly-limited season.
From the creator of Billy Elliot (Lee Hall) comes the uplifting and moving story of six Catholic choir girls from Oban, let loose in Edinburgh for one day only. Funny, heartbreaking and raucously rude, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is adapted from Alan Warner’s brilliant novel, and directed by Vicky Featherstone.
Featuring the songs of ELO, Our Ladies is a glorious anthem to friendship, youth and growing up disgracefully. Prepare thyself for….really rude language, flashing lights, pyrotechnics, lots of sexual references, excessive drinking, and extensive use of the smoke machine.
★★★★★ "A work that's both anthem and elegy. Celebrates life even as it breaks your heart" - The Herald
★★★★ "Raucous. A fun and filthy torrent of songs, sex and swearing." - Time Out
★★★★ "A big-hearted, fearless portrait of adolescence, fuelled by songs and sambuca." - Evening Standard
★★★★ "An absolute blast, full of filth and fury, wit and wonder." - The Times
★★★★ "A joyous, moving musical riot. One of the great theatrical experiences of the year." - Daily Telegraph
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds available after purchase.
- Suitable For Children
Age recommendation: 16+
- When Can I Go
9th May - 2nd September 2017
Previews are on 9th - 13th May
1 hour 45 minutes - No interval
- Where Do I Go
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).
Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road.
Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above.
Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area.
For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139.
For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and present it to the box office staff on the day of the show. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.
Duke Of York's Theatre
Latest customer reviews
1 September 2017
Excellent, a must see.
GWB Confirmed ticket purchaser
A fantastic show
29 August 2017
This is, quite simply, a fantastic show. Whether your taste is for superb vocal arrangements, beautifully sung, of both classical and rock songs, or incredibly truthful characterisations by talented actors this is the show for you. Look past the frequent rude words to find the comedy, pathos and camaraderie. I wish I could see it again and again. The only disappointment is that there is no cast recording. The amazing choral singing is something I want to listen to again and again,
Alexander Abbott Confirmed ticket purchaser
17 August 2017
Thoroughly enjoyable show. Performances by all the girls were fantastic: acting as well as singing. We were in the stalls near the front (just by chance) and could really see the facial expressions of the cast which made it all the more special. The only slight downside was the the Scottish accent was rather hard to understand at times. My husband and I are mature, born and bred white British so if we struggled then I wonder how visitors might have got on with it. I was glad that I had read the summary of the story beforehand but there were jokes that I completely failed to get,
Fiona Confirmed ticket purchaser
1 August 2017
I did not enjoy this, even whilst admiring the incredible talent of the performers. There is only so much talk about wanking, jizz, and other such subjects that I can take in one evening. The scene describing the sex act with the cancer patient was very odd and uncomfortable. Was it meant to be funny, shocking or poignant? I couldn't tell. It took us all about ten minutes to tune into the accents. The dialogue in the first few minutes was so frenetic that we had no idea what was being said. I left feeling I would perhaps have enjoyed it when I was a student, but 30 years later it left me wondering what the point of it was. If there had been an interval we would have left.
JoyB Confirmed ticket purchaser
29 July 2017
Hugely entertaining, clever and brilliantly acted/sung. We sat onstage so sort of felt part of the story. Fionnula was the standout part and actor. Scottish accents would make it difficult for non-native English speakers to follow.
Francesca Eder Confirmed ticket purchaser
29 July 2017
Phenomenal performances from cast and band. Musical talent on top form with tight knit dialogue, interplay and innuendo throughout. These ladies can sing
Brian Confirmed ticket purchaser
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour - Not London Theatre Worthy!
25 July 2017
Six very talented actors, some good music, largely compliments of the Electric Light Orchestra, a modicum of humour, and absolutely no story. How this production ever made it out of Edinburgh is a mystery - unless modern audiences are seduced by shouting, swearing, drinking and bad behaviour - but as voyeurism goes, it's not very interesting. And when there were attempts to give individual characters their own story, we hadn't got to know them well enough to care - and the dialogue (pedestrian) and stories (mundane) weren't original enough to make us sit up and listen.
J. C. Grieve Confirmed ticket purchaser
19 July 2017
The stage school learned 'Scottish Accent' was unintelligible at times, even to my partner who has lived and worked in several Scottish regions for many years. Whilst we were warned that the play contained very strong language it seemed that every sentence uttered contained at least one unnecessary F****ing and one C***ing . If all the swearing that neither added to the story line or the comedy was removed from the dialogue the play would probably be at least 30 minutes shorter. The play was quite confusing because at certain points you were expected to realise that one or more of the mini-skirted girls were actually playing the roles of men who were trying to hit on one or more of the other girls. Despite having won an award for best new comedy - very few people in the audience managed to find anything to laugh about. This is the least funny comedy I have ever seen and was not worth even the reduced ticket prices paid. I would not recommend this play to anyone. DEFINITLY DO NOT TAKE CHILDREN.
Veronica and Nick Confirmed ticket purchaser
18 July 2017
One of the very best shows I've ever seen. Brilliantly performed, great script, fabulously directed. Don't miss this show. Hilarious and moving.
John Confirmed ticket purchaser
Well done -just tough for an American to understand
14 July 2017
The performance was terrific - great vocals- thoroughly enjoyed the music. My only challenge was as an American, the fast-talking unfamiliar accent was a challenge so I missed some of the humor. I enjoyed the performance and would see it again, but know my inability to completely catch the jokes caused others in the audience to laugh more than I did.
Tami Confirmed ticket purchaser
13 July 2017
Raw and B funny, the second time I've watched our ladies- would go again
Z Confirmed ticket purchaser
Our ladies review
11 July 2017
Lucie Confirmed ticket purchaser
Quite a shock
9 July 2017
Singing was fantastic. Being pensioners some of the humour was above our heads but there were memorable moments and some touching dialogue
Jim Hutchinson Confirmed ticket purchaser