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Preview: Our House at Seaton Delaval Arts Centre
Our House Musical to
bring Madness’ hits to the stage
Seaton Delaval Arts
- Saturday 29th June 2019
local theatre group have been perfecting their ska moves as an Olivier award
winning musical takes to the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre stage at the end of the
Our House – The Madness Musical is packed full of songs
from the well-loved British band and was named after one of their most popular
hit singles. Premiering in London’s West End at The Cambridge Theatre in 2002,
Our House was the winner of the 2003 Olivier award for Best New Musical and has
since gone on to tour both nationally and internationally to great acclaim.
Through the music of Madness, writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love,
family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people
that shape us.
On the night of his sixteenth birthday, local lad Jo Casey
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. When the police arrive, he faces a life changing decision;
does he stay and own up like an honest man, or make his escape and go on the
run? Joe’s world splits in two and in a “sliding doors” moment two very
different paths unfold before him.
A hard-working cast and crew from the Seaton Delaval Arts
Centre are thrilled to be producing this uplifting, energetic musical comedy,
inspired by and full of all the best Madness hits including: It Must be Love,
House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car and of course Our House.
Director Claire Willis said “After the success of our first
ever musical Boogie Nights last year, we are delighted to be bringing this
upbeat show to the stage. The show has a real mix of laugh out loud and
emotional moments throughout. The cast have been having a brilliant time
working hard in rehearsals and we can’t wait to share this fantastic and clever
show with audiences.”
Photos: Paul Cummings
Our House opens at the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre on
Wednesday 26th June and runs until Saturday 29th with
performances nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets are available online at www.seatondelavalartscentre.com
or from the Box Office on 0191 237 5460.