The Madness musical Our House, has announced a new booking period covering performances from 3 Mar to 27 Sep 03 at the Cambridge Theatre

Our House is a brand new musical written by Tim Firth and featuring the greatest hits of 80's pop band, MADNESS!

The show opened to reasonable notices from the popular press in October this year: THE DAILY MAIL says, "There is something fresh and original here......incisive and imaginative production." THE TIMES says, "Our House comes as a welcome relief from the camp idolatry behind Mamma Mia! and We Will Rock You." THE GUARDIAN did not like it much saying, "In the course of a long evening, the law of diminishing returns inevitably applies" And going on to say, "The musical groans under the burden of too much plot; and after a time the raucous sameness of the numbers begins to pall. " THE DAILY TELEGRAPH gives a like-warm notice saying, "Somehow the show adds up to less than the sum of its promising parts." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A compelling, knife-sharp affair."

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".

Casting includes Michael Jibson (Joe Casey), Julia Gay (Sarah), Lesley Nichol (Kath Casey), Ian Reddington (Dad), Matt Cross (Reecey), Tameka Empson (Billie), Richard Frame (Emmo), Andrea Francis (Angie) and Oliver Jackson (Lewis).

The musical is directed by Matthew Warchus with choreography by Peter Darling, lighting by Mark Henderson and set & costumes by Rob Howell.

Billed as a London love story, "Our House" centres on two teenagers living in North London to the backdrop of Madness' hit songs.

Our House 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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