Following previous triumphant sell-out productions of ‘Chicago (High School Edition)’ and ‘Made in Dagenham’, Richard Huish College has announced their next show, an adaption of the Madness musical, ‘Our House’.
Based in 1980’s Camden Town, Our House tells the exciting story of London lad Joe Casey, who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. To impress her he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mister Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: ‘the Good Joe’, who stays to help, and ‘the Bad Joe’, who flees.
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. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.
The Huish production features starring roles for students Albert Hacker, as lead Joe, and Olivia Holloway as Sarah (both pictured front, centre). The cast is made up of students from across all courses at the College, who have come together as part of the Performing Arts EnRICH programme at Huish to create the show. The performers on stage will be supported by fellow students in various other roles ranging from costume and set design to lighting and sound production, and as a live band playing Madness’s most iconic hits.
The show will run for three nights from 1st to 3rd February, at 7.30pm, in the Huish Redwood Theatre. Tickets are available now at www.huish.ac.uk/events.