(Charlotte Runcie’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 8/20.)

The language that teenage girls speak when there’s nobody else around is not for the faint-hearted. I say this as a former chorister at an all-girls school, a kindred spirit of the subjects of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, the new musical from Lee Hall adapted from Alan Warner’s The Sopranos.

This fresh, funny and poignant show is a whirlwind musical day in the life of six raucous schoolgirl choristers from the West of Scotland, rampaging across Edinburgh on a choir trip with alcohol and sex-fuelled abandon, trying to get back home in time to dance with submariners at the Mantrap club back in Oban. They drink heavily, accept dodgy invitations from strange men, and ingest beer laced with magic mushrooms.


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