The story follows Camden lad, Joe Casey who, on the night of his 16th birthday, makes a decision that will change his life. Trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe breaks into a building development overlooking his home on Casey Street. But things take a turn for the worse as the police turn up. Joe’s life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives himself up and Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the police.
‘Our House’ follows the two paths that Joe’s life could take after that fateful night; one path means a criminal record and social exclusion, while the other will lose him the girl that he loves. Over a period of seven years and two alternative lives, Joe deals with the consequences of that night. Whilst one Joe fights to keep Sarah, the other is marrying her in a glitzy Vegas wedding and, ultimately, while Good Joe fights to save his house on Casey Street, Bad Joe is determined to demolish it with tragic consequences. All this is watched over by Joe’s deceased father, who pulls the two stories together.
Michael Burgen makes a return to directing at The Union Theatre following the immensely successful of ‘Loserville’, which ran earlier this year. As an actor, he is no stranger to the Union having performed in a number of shows over the years. He is also part of the award winning ‘All-Male Pirates of Penzance’.
Other theatre credits include: Patsy in ‘Spamalot’ directed by Chris Luscombe (West End & UK Tour), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe directed by Theresa Heskins (New Vic Theatre), ‘Zaide’ directed by Melly Still (UK Tour).
William Whelton directed and choreographed ‘There’s a Kid Inside’ (Cheshire Youth Theatre). William has also choreographed for the Boy band, ‘Class A’ and girl-trio, ‘Belle Noir’. Last year, William set up ‘William Whelton Productions’ in Cheshire. The first production was ‘Cinderella’; a professional Family Pantomime at Clonter Opera Theatre, which he produced and choreographed.
Theatre Credits include: ‘Sasha Regan’s All Male Pirates of Penzance’ (UK Tour), ‘Rent’ (Tabard Theatre), ’Patience’ (Union Theatre),’Children of Eden’ (Prince of Wales Theatre)
Richard Baker recently worked as MD on the London production of Princess Ida at the Finborough Theatre, NewsRevue at the Canal Cafe Theatre, Finian’s Rainbow at The Charing Cross Theatre, Comedians at Chelsea Theatre, West Side Story at Watford Palace and Aladdin at Newbury Corn Exchange.
Other MD credits include: City Of Angels at the Hammersmith Lyric, The Last Five Years at the Nursery Theatre, Dick Whittington at the Fleet Harlington and Dame Janet Suzman’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Riverside Studios. He has worked as a vocal coach with Parade at the Old Vic Tunnels.
Directed by Michael Burgen
Choreography by William Whelton
Musical Direction by Richard Baker
Produced by Sasha Regan
The cast includes:
Steven France (‘Eastenders’) as Joe Casey
Ailsa Davidson as Sarah
Dominic Brewer (‘Twelfth Night’, ‘Richard III’, West End & Broadway) as Joe’s Dad
Sally Samad as Kath Casey
Joseph Giacone (‘Fame’, UK Tour) as Emmo
Joe Ashman as Lewis
Claire Learie as Billie
Chanice Alexander-Burnett as Angie
Rhys Owen as Mr. Pressman
Jay Osborne as Reecey
Ensemble includes: Joanna Bird, Alice Baker, Rachel Capp, Lauren Dinse, Reece Kerridge, Paul Flannigan and Zachary Worrall.
Friday 21st August 7.30pm
19th August – 12th September 2015
Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday/Sunday at 2.30pm