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'Our House' is a brand new musical featuring the greatest hits of 80's pop band, MADNESS! As well as featuring two all new songs written by Madness, the show is full of the band's greatest musical numbers, including 'Baggy Trousers', 'It Must Be Love', 'Driving In My Car',''House Of Fun' and 'Night Boat to Cairo'. Billed as a London love story, 'Our House' centres on two teenagers living in North London to the backdrop of Madness' hit songs.
It is the story of Joe and his girlfriend Sarah who live in modern-day London, and follows two different courses his life could have taken following a petty crime.

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1 Our House peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de Madness


Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

Our House was first staged at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End from 28 October 2002 to 16 August 2003. Michael Jibson made his professional debut as Joe Casey and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Direction was by Matthew Warchus with choreography by Peter Darling, and featured Julia Gay as Sarah. Members of the band Madness played roles in the executive production of the show, and Madness frontman Suggs performed in the production for a while as Joe's father. The musical won the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. However, it received mixed reviews and closed after less than 10 months.

UK tour
A UK revival started at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and continued on a UK tour in 2008, with Chris Carswell playing the lead role of Joe Casey. In 2008/2009 it played cities from Stoke in July 2008 to Crawley in March 2009.
The touring production changed aspects of the show in reaction to criticism of show's début in the West End. House of Fun was replaced with "Los Palmas 7" as the opening of the show. "Sarah's Song" was also replaced with the new Madness hit "NW5".

UK Gala Performance
Our House returned to London's West End on 11th November 2012 for a one off Gala performance at Savoy Theatre. The performance was directed by the shows original director Matthew Warchus in aid of Help for Heroes. Suggs played the role of Joe's Dad in the production. www.ourhouseinconcert.com

International productions
A new production of the show toured Japan in July 2006, starting in Tokyo.
The show was performed in Ramat Gan, Israel, by the Beit Zvi Company in May 2010.



Liste des chansons

"Los Palmas 7" / "House of Fun"
"Our House"
"Simple Equation"
"My Girl"
"Baggy Trousers"
"Driving In My Car"
"Shut Up"
"Tomorrow's Just Another Day" / "The Sun and the Rain"
"Night Boat to Cairo"
"Wings Of a Dove"
"One Better Day"
"Rise and Fall"
"NW5 (Or Sarah's Song)"
"It Must Be Love"
"The Sun and the Rain"

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