Our House

by Tim Firth, music & lyrics by Madness 16 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021
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Following the Prime Minister’s confirmation that social distancing will no longer apply to theatre performances, we have increased the number of tickets available for this performance.  We will continue to follow UK Theatre's recommendations for best practice to ensure the safety of our audiences at this time under the See-it-Safely kitemark.  We will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations and encourage visitors to wear face masks when visiting indoor spaces such as the toilets.  We will monitor our protocols in accordance with future government advice.

The Mitre Players return to The Minack Theatre with the Olivier Award-winning musical written by Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls and featuring the songs of the legendary 1980s group, Madness.

Based in 1980s Camden Town, Our House tells the 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. In an effort to impress her with bravado, 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 Bad Joe, who flees. We follow both threads of his life, each leading to different and thought provoking conclusions.

Featuring a collection of Madness hits including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car, It Must Be Love and of course Our House.

The Mitre Players have been regular visitors to The Minack since their production of Wizard of Oz in 1992. Recent Minack productions have included Return to the Forbidden Planet, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Me and My Girl.

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 (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk