|| Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
August 29-September 2
|| The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare
|| Embassy Theatre, Skegness
|| Festival Theatre, Malvern
|| Swansea Grand Theatre
|| Winter Gardens, Blackpool
||The Spa, Bridlington
|| Churchill Theatre, Bromley
October 30-November 4
|| Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
|| Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
|| Wycombe Swan.
will be touring
The ambitious and go-ahead Immersion Theatre Company is branching
out into musicals. It will be touring the UK in 2017 with a
revival of the 2003 Madness musical, Our House, starring Linda
Nolan. Tim Firth’s Olivier Award-winning show, which
features hits like It Must Be Love, House of Fun and Baggy
Trousers, will tour from August until November.
will be produced by Immersion Theatre Company, which has just
completed a hugely successful national tour of Journeys End,
and Damien Tracey Productions.
who has also written Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots, said:
“Madness are unique in that they wrote songs about home and
hearth, about growing up, never growing up, having and not
having, rising and falling.
“They came from London but they
spoke to every corner of the nation, and they certainly spoke
to me, growing up in the North West. “All this they did
under cover of songs that fooled you into thinking they were
just catchy, danceable and funny. This quality is, for me, at
the heart of what musical theatre should aim to be.
“In a sense, Madness started writing a musical 25 years ago. It
was colourful, truthful, vibrant, witty and universal. It was
just up to me to find it.” On the night of his 16th
birthday, Joe Casey takes the girl of his dreams, Sarah, out
on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado,
Joe breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey
When the police turn up, a split-second decision forces him to
choose between himself and his heart as the story splits in
two: one which sees Joe stay to face the music, and the other
which sees him flee and leave Sarah to run from the police.As
two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences
of that choice will change his life forever. Linda Nolan said:
“I couldn’t be happier about playing Kath Casey in Our
House. I’ve always loved Madness’s music.
It spreads warmth throughout the soul, and finds joy in the
everyday and ordinary. It’s a perfect partner to Tim’s
wonderfully madcap story of love and locals.”
and singer Linda Nolan has starred as Mrs Johnstone in the
award winning musical Blood Brothers both on tour in the UK
and in London’s West End. She is also part of the family
act, The Nolans.
Our House was first staged at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s
West End in 2002 and won the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for
Best New Musical. This tour will be directed by Immersion
Theatre’s James Tobias and choreographed by Fabian Aloise,
the resident choreographer of Matilda The Musical.