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    Our House - The Musical

    YAT will next meet at St Peter & St Paul's Church Hall, Teddington from 7.30pm on Monday 4th February 2019 where we will be holding a discussion and introduction evening for our Spring 2019 production, "Our House" the Musical.

    Monday 4th February 2019 (7.30pm-10.00pm)
    St Peter And St Paul Church Hall, 4 Church Rd, Teddington TW11 8PB
    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.

    DIRECTOR - Bill Compton
    CHOREOGRAPHER - Emma Knight

    JOE — sixteen, rough diamond but a diamond nonetheless.
    SARAH — girl next door, slightly more middle-class background.
    EMMO and LEWIS — Joe's best mates, loosely related to him and taken in by Joe's Mum. The former is a big kid who would chase sticks if you threw them, the latter a more sensitive lad with a more exposed moral nerve.
    BILLIE and ANGIE — Sarah's best mates, sharp-tongued and sassy with their eyes on a way out of their lowly social beginnings. Intolerant of males, except well-bred ones.
    JOE'S MUM, KATH — beaten down by life but never beaten, a heart the size of a house with a huge, feisty love for her family.
    JOE's DAD — a man of fun and spirit who married the right woman but took the wrong path in life, died as a result, and is now desperate for his son not to repeat the pattern.
    REECEY — a smiling, charming, superficially likeable force of darkness.
    MISTER PRESSMAN — like Reecey, except middle-aged and in control of a large company.
    THE OTHER CHARACTERS — schoolkids, relatives, barristers, clowns, dogs, prisoners, market traders etc. are many in number and can be played by a cast of infinite size. One joy of Our House is that it is hard to conceive of a cast shape in which everyone doesn't at some point have their moment.

    We will be spreading the auditions over separate nights to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to be seen. If you miss one or two, it doesn't matter. We can still see you.

    Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th February 2019 (7.30pm-10.00pm)
    Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill TW12 1NZ

    Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th February 2019 (7.30pm-10.00pm)
    St Peter And St Paul Church Hall, 4 Church Rd, Teddington TW11 8PB
    Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th February 2019 from 7.30pm-10pm (8pm-10pm on Thursday)
    St Peter And St Paul Church Hall, 4 Church Rd, Teddington TW11 8PB

    Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 7.30pm-10pm (8pm-10pm on Thursdays)
    St Peter And St Paul Church Hall, 4 Church Rd, Teddington TW11 8PB
    Wednesday 1st May to Saturday 4th May 2019
    Main Auditorium, Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill TW12 1NZ

    If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the reading/auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or contact us.

    Remember, we always try to involve everyone who wants to take part, and newcomers are more than welcome to join us at any time. Membership is completely free and all you need to do is turn up and complete a simple membership form. If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining South-West London and Surrey's Premier Free Youth Theatre Company, then please encourage them to get in touch with us via contact us or by calling us on 0844 740 1970. The only requirement is that prospective members are aged between 16 and 25 and are able to attend rehearsals regularly.