MAD­NESS-IN­SPIRED MU­SI­CAL BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN

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THE mu­sic of Mad­ness brought the house down at St David’s last week, with a four-night run of the show ‘Our House’.

Based on the out­put of the iconic ska band, ‘Our House’ fol­lows Cam­den lad Joe Casey who, on the night of his 16th birth­day, makes a de­ci­sion that will change his life. Try­ing to im­press Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe breaks into a build­ing de­vel­op­ment over­look­ing his home on Casey Street. But things take a turn for the worse as the po­lice turn up.

Joe’s life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives him­self up and Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the po­lice. Our House fol­lows the two paths that Joe’s life could take af­ter that fate­ful night; one path means a crim­i­nal record and so­cial ex­clu­sion, while the other will lose him the girl that he loves. Over a pe­riod of seven years and two al­ter­na­tive lives Joe deals with the con­se­quences of that night.

Whilst one Joe fights to keep Sarah, the other is mar­ry­ing her in a glitzy Ve­gas wed­ding and, ul­ti­mately, while Good Joe fights to save his house on Casey Street, Bad Joe is de­ter­mined to de­mol­ish it with tragic con­se­quences.

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