Sydney’s Genesian Theatre in Kent Street is known for staging a selection of quality dramas, but this time they have surprised us with a musicial, the Sydney premiere of “Our House”.
This Olivier Award winning musical, written by Tim Firth, one of Britain’s leading playwrights, is a moving story that presents two paths which the 16 year old hero, Joe, (well played by Matt Clark) can take when dealing with the same set of circumstances and the consequences of each of the choices that he makes.
Music and lyrics, which give the show a happy vibe, are by British supergroup Madness and feature popular well known hit songs such as the title ‘Our House’, ‘It Must Be Love’, ‘Wings of a Dove’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’, all sung very professionally by the cast, who manage to do some great dance moves as well.
Director Roger Gimblett brings all the action to life in this amateur theatre production along with Musical Director Timothy Carter and choreographer Debbie Smith who draw splendid performances from the cast.
“Our House” is currently playing at The Genesian Theatre until 8 October 2016 on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm with a Sunday matinée at 4.30pm. The performance runs for two and a quarter hours with an interval.
Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond