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Our House is a musical with music and lyrics by the 1980's pop band Madness. The original production won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2003.
It’s Joe Casey’s sixteenth birthday and he wants to impress Sarah, a very special girl. So he breaks into a building development - a decision that will change his life.  The police turn up and Joe’s life splits into two: Good Joe gives himself up and Bad Joe runs from the police, leaving Sarah. Over seven years and two alternative lives we witness the consequences of that night. Good Joe fights to keep Sarah; Bad Joe is marrying her in Las Vegas. Good Joe fights to save his house on Casey Street; Bad Joe wants to demolish it.  Joe’s dead father watches over these Joes and pulls the two stories together.
Saturday 28 February
Sunday 1 March
Monday 2 March
Thursday 5 March
Friday 6 March
Saturday 7 March
Songs include: House of Fun, My Girl, It Must Be Love, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car and Our House.
Friday 27 February
All Performances start at 6pm . You can book tickets here 
Suggs, the lead singer of Madness is taking on the role of Joe’s Father, Victoria Ward, (Sugar Kane, Sugar and Madame Thenardier, Les Miserables) will play the Mother and Jocasta Almgill who was sensational as Dolores in Sister Act  last year is Sarah (Joe's girlfriend).  Many of the other roles, chorus and backstage hands will be made up from the prison population.  They will rehearse for 5 weeks before opening the doors to an audience of 250 for seven nights.
Since 1990,  Pimlico Opera has taken around 55,000 public into prison and worked with more than 1,000 prisoners. Read more about the history of Pimlico Opera.

The next project: To be confirmed

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Please consider supporting Pimlico Opera in Prison 2017. 

Since 1990, Pimlico Opera has taken around 55,000 public into prison and worked with more than 1,000 prisoners.  Read more about the history of Pimlico Opera in Prison

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