Preview: Our House, Churchhill Theatre

MADNESS reigns supreme at the Churchhill Theatre next week where local amateur musical theatre club Allegro present Our House.

Allegro present Our House. Pic: Comp
Allegro present Our House. Pic: Comp

Based on the music of the 80s ska legends, Our House tells the story of Joe 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. However, things take a turn for the worse as the police turn up.

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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, 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.

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

Allegro President Lyndsay Hawkins says, “We can’t wait to bring Our House to the Churchill Stage. An Edinburgh amateur premier, the show is packed with hit songs that everyone knows and loves.

“We picked this show because it is the perfect mix for Allegro and genuinely has something for everyone. Whether you are a singer or a dancer this show showcases talent and highlights what an amazingly strong cast Allegro really does have.

“We are itching to get on stage. This is a high-energy, action- packed show that is sure to leave the audience with a smile on their face at the final curtain.”

Those hit songs include Baggy Trousers, My Girl, Driving In My Car, Night Boat To Cairo, It Must Be Love and of course, Our House.

Performing them as the love-struck duo Joe and Sarah are Thomas McFarlane and Emma Collins. Richard Tebbutt and Alex Arnott take on the roles of Mum and Dad, with Andrew Knox as Emmo, Ronan Radin as Lewis, Emma Dawson as Billie and Lori Flannigan as Angie.

Completing the cast is Andrew Jack as bad boy Reecey.

Our House, Churchhill Theatre, Morningside Road, next Tue-Sat, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £10-£13, 07927-032 638