One-Off Performance of Madness Musical, Our House, at the Savoy Theatre
The Acclaimed Musical Will Enjoy a Brief Return to the West End in November 2012
It has been revealed that “Our House” will make its way back to the West End in 2012, ten years since the show originally appeared at the Cambridge Theatre. The production is a musical that takes its songs from the back catalogue of the band Madness and it is set to land at the Savoy Theatre for a one-off performance to mark its tenth anniversary.
It will be an opportunity for London theatre audiences to witness a show that originally won a Laurence Olivier Award for its performer at the time Michael Jibson.
“Our House” is a romantic comedy that focuses on the character of Joe Casey and the choices that he makes on one particular night. Casey commits a petty crime to impress is girlfriend and what we witness is two different paths that follow on from this. We look at what happens if he stays and waits for the police to arrive and we also follow the story as he runs from the scene.
But as it is a Madness musical we also get renditions of some of their famous hit songs, from the title track “Our House” to other stand-outs like “Baggy Trousers”, “Tomorrow’s Just Another Day” and “My Girl”, among others.
Madness are, of course, a well known British ska band who had an array of hit songs and albums during their career. Their first album was 1979’s “One Step Beyond” and they followed that up with the likes of “Keep Moving”, “Wonderful” and their recent album “Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da” from 2012. Their popularity means that “Our House” is comparable to other jukebox musicals in the West End such as “We Will Rock You”, “Jersey Boys”, “Mamma Mia!” and the upcoming “Viva Forever”, all of which source their musical numbers from the back catalogue of famous musicians.
The Savoy Theatre is set to be the home of “Cabaret” from October and that show will continue until January 2013 at the earliest. It means that “Our House” has only one night to remind London theatre audiences of their fondness for the production. It appears at the venue on Sunday 11th November 2012.