Following the success of previous years, The Capitol will continue its annual Summer School tradition with the production of the popular Madness musical, Our House.
The well-established musical theatre Summer School gives local children aged 8-18 the opportunity to work with professional West End tutors for over two weeks, learning the scenes, songs and routines before finishing off the project with four performances of the full-scale production in the Main Theatre.
Based in 1980s Camden Town, Our House follows the story of sixteen-year-old London lad, Joe Casey, who breaks into a building site whilst on a first date, in a bid to impress the girl of his dreams. When the police turn up, Joe’s life splits in two: Good Joe, who stays to help and Bad Joe, who flees.
The musical features a collection of Madness hits, including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving In My Car, It Must Be Love and, of course, Our House!
Nick Mowat, General Manager and producer of The Capitol’s Summer School, explained: “Providing activities for young people is a hugely important part of our programme. We need to offer young people the opportunity to learn, grow in confidence and develop skills, and their personalities, in a friendly, safe environment – as these experiences can help them so much as they go on to develop as young people”.
The Summer School runs from Wednesday 24 July to Saturday 10 August, with the final performances on Friday 9 & Saturday 10 August. Entry to the Summer School is by audition on Sunday 28 April.
More information can be requested from Hazel Fisher on 01403 756088 or The Capitol Box Office on 01403 750220, but hurry – applications close on Friday 19 April.