Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Our House, the Olivier award-winning musical written by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Wedding Video), is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping funathon from start to finish. Being an 80s girl myself, Madness were from my era and this play did not disappoint. We are given the story of a 16 year old boy on the cusp of adulthood, faced with the ancient life-choices of right versus wrong and honesty versus deceit. This fast-paced production is a rollercoaster of ups and downs, but always funny with tongues firmly in cheek.
Fans of Madness fans will find it truly enjoyable, & like me, want to dance in the aisles. The cast is a talented bunch, who can all act, sing & dance, while costumes and props are all top notch. There was lots of energy in the performance and the cast were able to perform a variety of roles with ease. The leads were particularly stand out; Joe Casey is the main character, played by the talented Tom Milligan, with his co-lead Sarah played by the highly believable Rebecca Dyson Smith, they both excelled at their performances and I think they both have a good future ahead of them. THREE STARS
Reviewer : Selina Dickson