Playing at the Cambridge Theatre, the show is based on songs by seventies-eighties supergroup Madness. At the heart of the story is a moral dilemma that a young man faces: one choice leads him further into a life of crime, the other sees him make something of his life. Our House has a young, talented cast — many of whom, as writer Tim Firth told Theatrenow at the Olivier Awards last month, are in their first professional job.
Firth and Suggs took to the stage to accept the Olivier for Best Musical — to the rousing cheers of what seemed like the entire cast. Suggs joins the company March 18 for one week only.
Our House at the Cambridge, together with We Will Rock You at the Dominion (based around the back catalogue of Queen), has shown that the format launched by Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward can work for more than just Abba.