Our House

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, in association with The Belgrade Theatre presents

Our House

Book by Tim Firth, Music by Madness, Directed by Peter Rowe

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2013

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £17.50 - £30.50 (Concs from £12.50 - £28.50)

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Inspired by the music of Madness, this raucous musical comedy is an uplifting tale of life and love, heartbreak and hilarity, good and bad, set in London’s famous Camden Town in the mid-‘80s. It’s Joe Casey’s 16th birthday and tonight’s the night he’s treating his girlfriend Sarah to an evening in a brand new luxury apartment – the only problem is he has to break in! When the police turn up Joe has to decide – run away or face the music – a choice that will set the course of his life, and his love, forever.

Bringing together one of the most successful British writers with one of the best loved British bands, Our House will have you laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles. Using some of the greatest hits from the mighty Madness back catalogue including: Our House, Baggy Trousers, My Girl, Driving in My Car, The Wings of a Dove, Night Boat to Cairo and the all-time classic It Must Be Love, you’d be mad to miss it!

Madness guitarist Chris Foreman said, “I’ve seen several productions over the years including the West End show and touring productions but this was something special. These guys were amazing.”

Our House is written by Tim Firth whose work includes the record-breaking Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, Preston Front and Neville’s Island.

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Age recommendation 12+

Mon 28 Oct 7:45pm
Tue 29 Oct 7:45pm
Wed 30 Oct 2:30pm
Wed 30 Oct 7:45pm Limited Availability
Thu 31 Oct 7:45pm
Fri 1 Nov 7:45pm Signed Performance
Sat 2 Nov 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 2 Nov 7:45pm

“Brilliant entertainment.”

The Telegraph

“An original musical triumph.”

The Evening Standard

“Sheer cheeky good fun.”


“A real must see… it would be madness not to.”


“A very clever production full of some of the fastest wardrobe changes the Wolsey stage has ever seen!”


“A hugely impressive production and demonstrates what can be achieved with an actor/musician show”

East Anglian Daily Times

“A glorious musical that mixes the upbeat, infectious music and surreal wordplay of ‘80s band Madness with a satisfyingly dark narrative”

East Anglian Daily Times

“Our House is full floor to ceiling with Madness crowd-pleasers and the odd lesser known gem too, mostly performed at a breath-taking pace and with astonishing, infectious energy levels by the young cast and band.”


“Warm, witty, wise and wild – expect a Full-House of Fun”


“Gerred sings well and handles the numerous split-second costume changes with aplomb”

Public Reviews

Our House is presented as part of the Family Arts Festival.
Together with the RSC, Warwick Arts Centre, Compton Verney, The Herbert, Transport Museum and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Belgrade Theatre is participating in the Family Arts Festival from 18 Oct – 3 Nov.
See for more details.

The Belgrade takes part in Family Arts Festival

Posted on 5th September 2013

This year from 18 Oct - 3 Nov the Belgrade is taking part in the Family Arts Festival. Read more

Alexis Gerred in rehearsal

Video: Interview with Alexis Gerred

Posted by anon on 7th October 2013

Watch this video interview with the star of Madness musical, Our House which comes to the Belgrade from Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov. Read more

Video: The Making of Our House

Posted by anon on 23rd September 2013

This video goes behind the scenes to look in the making of Madness musical Our House which is comes to the Belgrade this October. Read more

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