Our Ladies Olivier Noms

Mar 6 2017 | By More

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour cast nominated for Olivier

The entire cast of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, the NTS co-production with Live Theatre, has been nominated for the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” award in this year’s Oliviers.

The show, written by Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone, is also up for the Best New Comedy Olivier. The Glass Menagerie, first seen in the UK at the EIF 2016, is also up for a raft of Oliviers, with a total of seven nods.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. Photo Mihaela Bodlovic

Our Ladies, an adaptation of Alan Warner’s celebrated rites-of-passage book The Sopranos, is a glorious anthem to friendship, youth and growing up disgracefully, featuring the songs of ELO. It has musical arrangement from Martin Lowe and originally played the Traverse during #EdFringe 2015. A UK tour in 2016 included two sell-out months at the National Theatre of Great Britain in London.

This is not the first recognition the company has had. The entire cast of the original production, including band members Amy Shackcloth, Becky Brass and Emily Linden, won a Stage Ensemble Award. The show also won Best Use of Music at the CATS.

The Olivier nomination goes to Melissa Allan, Caroline Deyga, Karen Fishwick, Kirsty MacLaren, Frances Mayli McCann and Dawn Sievewright, who play the six girls who come down to Edinburgh from Oban, as well as to Kirsty Findlay and Joanne McGuinness who performed in the band during the London run.

The Glass Menagerie

The cast is up against Noma Dumezweni in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Clare Foster in Travesties and Kate O’Flynn in The Glass Menagerie.

Kate O’Flynn and Seth Numrich. Johan Persson

In the Best New Comedy category, the show is up against The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Nice Fish and The Truth.

The Glass Managerie‘s seven nominations include Best Revival, while John Tiffany is in the running for Best Director and Cherry Jones is up for Best Actress. Completing a perfect trio of acting award nominations, Brian J. Smith is up for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, while Bob Crowley gets a nod for design and Natasha Katz for lighting design.

Our Ladies is transferring to the London West End in May, featuring all the original cast. It will open at the Duke of Yorks on May 9, booked through to September 2, 2017. It is taking over from The Glass Menagerie which is currently playing the theatre and closes on April 29.

Links and Listings

Full Olivier Nominations: http://www.olivierawards.com/nominations/

The Glass Menagerie
Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Run ends Saturday 29 April 2017.
Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ Review: “★★★★✩ Sultry

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Run: Tuesday May 9 – Saturday September 2 2017.
Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ Review: “★★★★★ Riotous assembly“.


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  1. Suzanne Senior says:

    I do hope they win something. I went all the way to Newcastle to see the show and absolutely loved it. Am so glad it’s going to London as I’ll get a chance to see it again.