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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

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Joe Joe Harrison
Sarah Olivia Needham
Dad Tom Hetzel
Kath 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, Caribbean combo) Isabel Morris, Katie Ince & Susie Spencer
   
OTHER CAST, IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:  
Photographer Freya Lakin
Priest Ryan Moreland
Nun Georgia Brierley-Smith
Mary, Barmaid Lydia Bird
Magistrate Zoe Beaveestock
Joe's Solicitor Isabel Morris
Council Solicitor Katie Ince
Youth Custody Officer Susie Spencer
Schoolgirls 1 & 2 Scarlett Robinson & Josie Ince
Mr Jesmond Will Savage
Ray, Car Dealer Rhys Mansfield
Careers Officer Millie-Mae Clarke
Aunt Lydia Bird
Shabby Uncle Ryan Moreland
Grandad Rhys Mansfield
Dog Man/Clown Ollie Leslie
Neighbours Alice Powell & Scarlett Robinson
Toy Shop Security Guards Charlotte Coles, Freya Lakin & Gerogia Brierley-Smith
Heather Nicola Coles
London Alarms Boss Will Savage
Car Salesman Rhys Mansfield
Callum Ryan Moreland
Mrs Pressman Maddie Dunstan
Wedding Official (Elvis Impersonator) Ollie Leslie
Julie Mia Champneys-Davies
Clerk Maddie Dunstan
Barrister Charlotte Coles
Harper Georgia Brierley-Smith
Smith Lydia Bird
Massey Zoe Beaverstock
Small Time Lawyer Will Savage
Camden Market Stallholders (4 Soloists)

Mia Champneys-Davies, Ryan Moreland, Nicola Coles
& Will Savage

Casey St Residents

Ayeka Edirisinghe, Jessica Robinson & Sophie York


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer & Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Assistant Choreographer Helen Starkey
Costumes Sue Penver
Stage Management Kevin Spencer
Stage Crew To be confirmed
Set Design Adrian Dobson
Lighting Charlie Kent
Sound & Technical James White
Properties Jane Whittle
Front Of House Manager Lorna North
Box Office Kimberley Halford
Raffle Lorna North
Photography Richard & Alex Halford
Poster & Programme Joe Harrison
Publicity Adrian Dobson
Fundraising Jane Whittle
Lead Chaperone Helen Starkey
Videography Wallis Videos
Website Adrian Dobson
Patrons Secretary Carol Beasley
Additional Thanks To be confirmed

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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, Priest & Casey St Inhabitants
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 & Schoolkids
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) Bad Joe,Heather, London Alarms Boss & Sales Reps
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 & Street Ensemble
   
ACT TWO  
Night Boat To Cairo Dad
Wings Of A Dove Billie, Angie, Carribbean Combo & Wedding Ensemble
One Better Day Dad, Joe, Kath & Backing Vocalists
Our House (Reprise) Joe & Dad
Rise And Fall Joe & Citizens
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 & Marketeers
Simple Equation (Reprise 4) Dad & Joe
Primrose Hill/Our House (Reprise) Dad, Joe, Wedding Ensemble & Caset Street Inhabitants
Bows/Encore Ensemble

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