OUR HOUSE Begins National Tour; Opens at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Tonight
Inspired by the music of Madness, the Olivier Award-winning musical OUR HOUSE will begin a National Tour in a brand new actor-musician production at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich tonight 12 September 2013 (press night Tuesday 24 September). Full listings below.
It's Joe Casey's 16th birthday and tonight he's treating his girlfriend Sarah to an evening in a brand new luxury apartment. There's just one problem; he has to break in! When the police turn up Joe has to decide - run away, or face the music - a choice that will change the course of his life, and his love, forever. Inspired by the music of Madness and written by Tim Firth, this raucous musical comedy is an uplifting tale of life and love, heartbreak and hilarity set in London's famous Camden Town in the mid-80's, and featuring the greatest hits from the mighty Madness back catalogue including Our House, Baggy Trousers, My Girl, Driving in My Car, The Wings of a Dove, Night Boat to Cairo and the all-time classic It Must Be Love.
The actor-musician cast features Alexis Gerred as Joe Casey, Daniella Bowen as Sarah, Sean Needham as Joe's Dad,Rebecca Bainbridge as Kath Casey, Alex Spinney as Lewis, , James Haggie as Emmo, Dominique Planter as Angie, Lloyd Gorman as Reecey and Steve Dorsett as Mr Pressman. The cast also includes Edward Handoll, Dan McGowan, Sophie Byrne and Nicole Bryan, with additional musicians Joey Hickman, Al Twist and Adam Longstaff.
Alexis Gerred's West End credits include Bobby in Dreamboats and Petticoats at The Playhouse Theatre and Dirty White Boy in Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho at Trafalgar Studios. Alexis also came second in the BBC's Eurovision talent searchYour Country Needs You. Daniella Bowen's recent stage work includes Janey in Taboo at Brixton Clubhouse, understudy Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet at the Noel Coward Theatre, Laura in Dreamboats and Petticoats at The Playhouse Theatre and understudy Sally Bowles in the UK Tour of Cabaret. Sean Needham's recent West End credits include covering the roles of Bill, Sam and Harry in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre, cover Wizard and Dr. Dillamond in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and Norman Petty in Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story at the Duchess Theatre.Rebecca Bainbridge most recently understudied the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. Other stage credits include Nurse Flinn in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest at Leicester Curve, understudy Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Lyric Theatre and Des'ree in the UK Tour of Tonight's The Night. Alex Spinney makes his professional debut in Our House having recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. James Haggie has appeared as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Birmingham Rep and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Joe in the UK Tour of Fame and in The Taming of the Shrew, Aladdin, Robin Hood and Cinderella at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Dominique Planter joins the cast of Our Househaving recently graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth. Lloyd Gorman has recently appeared in Faust atGreenwich Theatre, Saturday Night at the Arts Theatre, and in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Romeo and Juliet and David Copperfield at the Bolton Octagon Theatre. Steve Dorsett's stage credits include Soul Man at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and The Big Bopper in the UK Tour of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story.
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