Stagers aim to put on ambitious production with iconic music and 25 costume changes

Our House performed by Eastbourne Stagers
Our House performed by Eastbourne Stagers

EASTBOURNE Stagers will once again be taking to the stage at the Devonshire Park Theatre this September performing Our House.

The show promises to be their most ambitious production yet, with dual storylines and 25 costume changes.

Penned by Tim Firth and featuring the iconic music and lyrics of hit band Madness, the story follows the story of teenager Joe Casey (Leigh Baker) who on the night of his 16th birthday takes the girl of his dreams Sarah (Rosie Sargent) on their first date.

In an effort to impress her he breaks into a building site.

The police turn up at which point the story splits in two following the Good Joe who turns himself in and the Bad Joe who flees.

Both storylines features a host of colourful characters; hapless duo and Joe’s best friends Emmo (Nathan Morris) and Lewis (Dave Frickers), Sarah’s disapproving friends Billie (Nikki Brook) and Angie (Katie Miller) and petty criminal Reecey (Bill Message) who tries to lead Joe into a life of crime.

This fast paced musical full of emotion and comedy features many of Madness’s biggest hits including Wings of a Dove, My Girl and Driving in My Car. The 40-strong cast is directed by Luisa Veitch.

The show is on from September 13-17, with evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £11-£14, call 412000.