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 November 11th.
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.
OUR HOUSE - IN CONCERT, A 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is written by Tim Firth, music and lyrics by MADNESS, directed by Matthew Warchus, and produced by David Adkin in aid of Help for Heroes.
The rest of the team includes many leading West End and Broadway creatives: musical supervision is by James Draisey (Wicked, Children of Eden); lighting by Jonathan Rouse (Shrek, Wizard of Oz); sound by Simon Baker (Loserville, Matilda); Video/Projection/Animation by Andrzej Goulding (Ghost the Musical, Love Never Dies).
OUR HOUSE will take place at Savoy Theatre, The Strand, London WC2R OET. The Box Office may be reached at 0844 871 7687 or www.ourhouseinconcert.com. The concert is on Sunday 11th November at 7.00pm and tickets range from £35.00. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are available.
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