OUR HOUSE THE MUSICAL
About The Show
Our House - “A place of heart and hearth which you are never sad to go back
to” - will mark it's 10th anniversary with a celebratory West End gala concert at
the Savoy Theatre in aid of Help for Heroes on Sunday 11th November.
Madness frontman, Suggs (who will play Joe's dad) and many original West
End cast members are reunited to celebrate with such Madness hits as Our
House, Baggy Trousers, My Girl, Embarrassment, The Sun and The Rain,
Driving In My Car, The Wings of a Dove, Night Boat to Cairo and the all-time
classic, It Must Be Love.
First presented at the Cambridge Theatre in October 2002 and the Olivier
Award winner for Best New Musical, Our House combines a witty and
brilliantly-crafted romantic tale, written by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky
Boots, The Wedding Video), with the energetic and often madcap songs of
Madness. Set in Camden, Our House is a fast moving romantic comedy
which tells the story of Joe Casey, his mates, his girlfriend Sarah and the night
he commits a petty crime to impress her. It follows the two paths his life would
take if he stays to face the music when the police appear on the scene or if
makes a run for it.
Our House's original director, Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Ghost The Musical,
Lord of the Rings), has been reunited with the show's designer, Rob Howell
(Matilda, Ghost The Musical, Private Lives), for this not to be missed one night
only gala concert.
“What a great pleasure it is to be revisiting one of my all-time favourite projects
for this charity concert version. I can't wait to unpack it again. It must be love,
indeed," said Matthew Warchus.
“Our House remains one of the proudest achievements of my career, and one
of my happiest collaborations,” said Tim Firth.
After-party at The Savoy Hotel
Chris Carswell Miria Parvin Suggs
Wendi Peters Jack Shalloo David Fynn
Tameka Jenny Matt Cross
Greg Airey, Lauren Appleby, Georgie Ashford,
Kara Bayer, Gabrielle Brooks, Dougie Carter,
Greg Fossard, Natalie Hope, Paul Kemble,
Lewis Kirk, Kayleigh Louise-Smith, Michael Melmoe, Jenny O'Leary, Patrick Smythe, Carryl Thomas, and Gavin Wilkisnon
Music & Lyrics
Musical Supervisor & Vocal Arranger Phil Bateman
Set & Costume Designer
Original Car Sequence
David Adkin Limited