Opening in Ipswich on 12 September ahead of a UK tour that takes in Nottingham, Edinburgh, Bath, Coventry, Brighton and Plymouth, Our House has had acclaimed runs in the West End and on tour but now receives the New Wolsey’s trademark actor- musician treatment.
For Sarah Holmes, New Wolsey Theatre Chief Executive, the show is perfect vehicle for the theatre“It’s very exciting to take Our House on tour and to showcase work created in Ipswich at venues up and down the country. The combination of Tim Firth’s sharp dialogue and well-loved Madness songs is irresistible and we believe the actor-musician treatment will take it into another dimension.”
The Ipswich venue has also unveiled its usual mix of co-productions and touring shows covering an eclectic mix of shows.
The venue is taking part in an international co-production with Transport and Les Théâtres de la Ville de to stage a new version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
Touring highlights include a visit from Paines Plough with their acclaimed Jumpers For Goalposts, New Perspectives Theatre Company’s The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock and Ewan Wardrop’s one man show Formby.
The next generation of theatre practitioners remain a strong focus for the Suffolk Venue and, alongside productions of The Grimm Tales and Punk Rock from two of their in house youth companies, the theatre is introducing a new strand of work – work for young people programmed by young people.
Despite Summers still waiting to make an appearance, thoughts are already turning towards Christmas and the venue is offering two options for 2013. Dick Whittington fills the now tradition rock ‘n’ roll panto slot while an up-to-date retelling of The Elves and the Shoemaker by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company gives an alternative festive offering.
Public booking for the autumn season opens on 8 June and full details can be found online at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk