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Our House


Our House

Book by TIM FIRTH
Music & Lyrics by MADNESS

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with
MTI EUROPE

7 - 10 February 2018

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Tickets £11 & £9

The Iveshead Theatre
(formerly Hind Leys Theatre)
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Joe Casey Joe Harrison
Sarah Olivia Needham
Joe's Dad Tom Hetzel
Kath Casey Lulu Wright
Emmo Ben Dawson
Lewis Jed Leafe
Billie Beth Edwards
Angie Paige Brierley
Reecey Oliver Halford
Mr Pressman Alex Leeson
   
Backing Vocalists (Police, Sales reps, Casey St Inhabiltants & Caribbean combo) Isabel Morris, Katie Ince & Susie Spencer
   
OTHER CAST, IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:  
Photographer/Security Guard Freya Lakin
Priest/Uncle/Callum/Stallholder Ryan Moreland
Nun/Security Guard/Harper Georgia Brierley-Smith
Mary, Barmaid/Aunt/Smith Lydia Bird
Magistrate/Massey Zoe Beaverstock
Joe's Solicitor Isabel Morris
Council Solicitor Katie Ince
Youth Custody Officer Susie Spencer
Schoolgirl 1/Neighbour Scarlett Robinson
Schoolgirl 2/Sales Representative Josie Ince
Mr Jesmond/Alarms Boos/Small Time Lawyer/Stallholder Will Savage
Joe's Double/Ray, Car Dealer/Grandad/Car Salesman Rhys Mansfield
Careers Officer?Sales Representative Millie-Mae Clarke
Dog Man/Clown /Elvis Weddding Official Oliver Leslie
Neighbours Alice Powell
Security Guard/Barrister Charlotte Coles
Heather/Sales Representative/Stallholder Nicola Coles
Sales Representative/Mrs Pressman/Clerk Maddie Dunstan
Julie/Stallholder Mia Champneys-Davies
Ensemble

Ayeka Edirisinghe, Jacob Beasley, Jessica Robinson
& Sophie York


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer & Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Assistant Choreographers Helen Starkey & Michelle White
Costumes Sue Penver & Lorna North
Stage Management Kevin Spencer
Stage Crew

Alan Jamieson, Ian Whittle, Nigel Starkey, Paul Savage,
Pete Yeomans, Will Thompson

Set Design Adrian Dobson
Set Construction & Painting Kevin Spencer, Joe Harrison, Olivia Needham
& Wendy Spencer
Lighting & Design Charlie Kent
Sound & Technical James White
Properties Jane Whittle
Front Of House Manager & Raffle Lorna North
Box Office Kimberley Halford
Photography Richard & Alex Halford
Poster & Programme Joe Harrison
Fundraising Jane Whittle
Lead Chaperone Helen Starkey
Videography Wallis Videos
Publicity/Website Adrian Dobson
Patrons Secretary Carol Beasley
Additional Thanks

The Iveshead School; The Beacon Academy;
Christchurch Methodist Church; Hawthorn Theatrical;
Helen Whysall; Jim Moreland; Danni Starkey;
Rowan Beaumont; Our Patrons; Our Volunteer Front
Of House Staff; and anyone else who has assisted or supported us in any way for this production


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SYNOPSIS

Revolving around the music of British band, Madness, Our House follows the story of London lad Joe Casey. On the night of his sixteenth birthday, an over-excited Joe takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out for a romantic evening. On a whim, he breaks into a new building development near his house to show Sarah the view over north London. When the police come, Joe faces a tough decision: to run, or give himself up. It is at this point that the story splits in two as we follow the fortunes, and misfortunes, of Good Joe and Bad Joe. Good Joe stays, hands himself over to the police and faces imprisonment and social embarrassment,. However Bad Joe flees, leaving Sarah alone, and turning his lucky escape into a high-risk future in illegal business. Once released from juvenile detention, Good Joe fights to keep Sarah as she drifts further away from him, caught up in university life. Meanwhile Bad Joe gets in with a criminal crowd and becomes a successful, if dishonest, businessman in property development . He meets Sarah once more and she is bowled over by his new, confident lifestyle. Swept away, Sarah marries Bad Joe in Vegas but soon lives to regret her decision. Meanwhile, Good Joe struggles to earn an honest living and must accept that Sarah has a new life and a new boyfriend. But when his beloved Casey Street is threatened with demolition, he turns to Sarah once more in her new role as a lawyer and the pair rekindle their love.
The two differing paths of Joe Casey’s future are carefully watched over by Joe’s deceased father, who regrets his own criminal choices that saw him neglect his family. As the parallel worlds of Good and Bad Joe Casey head towards an explosive climax, we find out which decision the 16-year-old Joe made--to turn his back on a life of crime and do the right thing.
(Source: www.stageagent.com)


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Opening/Los Palmas 7 Instrumental
Our House Joe, Emmo, Lewis & Company
Simple Equation Dad & Backing Vocalists
My Girl Joe, Emmo, Lewis & Dad
Simple Equation (Reprise) Dad & Backing Vocalists
All I Wanted/My Girl Dad, Kath & Joe
Baggy Trousers Reecey, Emmo, Lewis, Joe, Mr Jesmond & Companyds
Simple Equation (Reprise 2) Dad
Embarrassment Joe, Careers Officer, Reecey, Billie, Angie, Emmo, Lewis, Aunt, Shabby Uncle, Grandad, Kath, Sarah, Dog Man, Clown, Neighbours & Security Guards
Embarrassment (Reprise-Encouragement Version) Joe,Heather, Alarms Boss & Sales Representives
Driving In My Car Joe, Emmo, Lewis, Sarah, Billie & Angie
My Girl (Reprise) Sarah & Dad
Driving In My Car (Reprise-Big Band Version) Joe, Dad & Salesman
Simple Equation (Reprise 3) Dad & Backing Vocalists
The Return Of Los Palmas 7 Instrumental
Shut Up Reecey, Joe & Police
Tomorrow's Just Another Day/The Sun And The Rain Joe, Sarah, Prisoners & Company
   
ACT TWO  
Night Boat To Cairo Dad
Wings Of A Dove Billie, Angie, Carribbean Combo & Company
One Better Day Dad, Joe, Kath & Backing Vocalists
Our House (Reprise) Joe & Dad
Rise And Fall Joe & Ensemble
House Of Fun/Rise and Fall/My Girl Joe, Julie, Pressman & Backing Vocals
NW5 Sarah, Dad, Billie & Angie
Embarrassment (Reprise-Law Firm)

Joe, Clerk, Barrister, Harper, Smith,Massey &
Small Time Lawyer

My Girl/NW5/Simple Equation Sarah, Dad & Backing Vocals
It Must Be Love Sarah & Joe
The Sun And The Rain (Reprise) Joe, Stallholders & Company
Simple Equation (Reprise 4) Dad & Joe
Primrose Hill/Our House (Reprise) Dad, Joe & Company
Bows/Encore Company

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