Lowestoft Players to perform Madness musical
PUBLISHED: 10:01 29 July 2011
THIS September the smash-hit Madness musical, Our House, comes to The Marina Theatre, and its cast - including leading man Lee Nevill and Lowestoft Players performer Stephen Wilson -have their work cut out.
The role of Joe Casey, played by Lee, is not only on stage for 95pc of the whole show, his character actually splits in two at the beginning of the show; with Lee playing both the roles of Bad Joe and Good Joe.
“The story focuses on how Joe’s life has two very different paths which are determined by one snap decision. Unlike most musicals where you play one character and portray one story, Our House intertwines the two stories and the lives of Joe and those around him,” explained Lee. Co-director Dave Higgins said: “The role of Joe Casey is one of the most challenging roles for a leading man. He has to sing, dance and act as well as change from black to white Joe in 30 seconds. One change is even done right on stage in five seconds”.
Joining Lee in the cast is Stephen Wilson, playing the role of Joe’s dad. But, unlike Joe, who changes between the good and the bad, the dad is a constant figure, narrating the story through the song Simple Equation and never leaving the stage.
“The dad doesn’t interact with anyone at all, but his presence is important and is a key part in the story of both Joes’ lives,” said Stephen.
Our House is at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, nightly at 7.30pm from September 20 to 24 with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. For tickets, call the Marina Theatre box office on 01502 533200 or for group bookings of 10 people or more call the special party bookings line on 01502 569 730 or 01502 531 279.