Our House – May 2013
First presented at the Cambridge Theatre in London, OUR HOUSE won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It was an instant smash hit, winning the hearts of London’s West End. A touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, it is bursting with non-stop classic hits from everyone’s favourite 80s pop group, Madness.
Sixteen today, in love for the first time – the world is really changing for the young Joe Casey. But on this fateful night he doesn’t realise quite how much. On the night of his sixteenth birthday, he takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.
This hilarious, touchingly romantic and emotionally-charged musical is written by Calendar Girls’ Tim Firth, and directed by Argosy’s Sam Webb, with high-octane choreography by Ellie Rutherford.
OUR HOUSE was first produced at the Cambridge Theatre, London on 28th October 2002.
Producers were Tiger Aspect Productions, Rupert Lord, Andre Ptaszynski and Phil McIntyre in association with Madness