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Our House - In Concert - Savoy Theatre


Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON SUNDAY, November 11, 2012, Our House – “A place of heart and hearth which you are never sad to go back to” – will mark its 10th anniversary with a celebratory West End gala concert at the Savoy Theatre in aid of Help for Heroes.

Madness frontman, Suggs (who will play Joe’s dad) and many original West End cast members reunite to celebrate with such Madness hits as Our House, Baggy Trousers, My Girl, Embarrassment, The Sun and The Rain, Driving In My Car, The Wings of a Dove, Night Boat to Cairo and the all-time classic, It Must Be Love.

First presented at the Cambridge Theatre in October 2002 and the Olivier Award winner for Best New Musical, Our House combines ‘a witty and brilliantly-crafted romantic tale’, written by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Wedding Video), with the energetic and often madcap songs of Madness.

Set in Camden, Our House is a fast moving romantic comedy which tells the story of Joe Casey, his mates, his girlfriend Sarah and the night he commits a petty crime to impress her. It follows the two paths his life would take if he stays to face the music when the police appear on the scene or if he makes a run for it.

The show’s original director, Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Ghost The Musical, Lord of the Rings), has been reunited with the show’s designer, Rob Howell (Matilda, Ghost The Musical, Private Lives), for this gala concert, about which he said:

“What a great pleasure it is to be revisiting one of my all-time favourite projects for this charity concert version. I can’t wait to unpack it again. It must be love, indeed.”

Our House will have musical supervision by James Draisey (Wicked, Children of Eden); lighting by Jonathan Rouse (Shrek, The Wizard of Oz); sound by Simon Baker (Loserville, Matilda); and video/projection/animation by Andrzej Goulding (Ghost the Musical, Love Never Dies).

Tickets: From £35. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are also available. To book, call the box office on 0844 871 7687 or visit

Time: 7pm.

Soul Sister continues at the Savoy Theatre until September 29, 2012. It will be followed – from October 3, 2012 – by Cabaret.