Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 14th-Saturday 17th April 2021
On the night of his 16th birthday, while trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe Casey makes a decision that will change his life forever.
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.
Writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people that shape us.
Firth commented "I'd always thought there was an irony that everyone remembered Madness as the nutty boys. But their songs were actually just witty and moving and about something. They felt like they were part of a musical already. I still don't think I wrote the book of Our House. I found it."
Wed 14, Thurs 15, Fri 16 - 7:30pm, Sat 17 - 2:00, 7:30pm
Richmond & surrounds
On-site parking, disabled access
Adult $25, Student/Child $15
Tickets from Try Booking - https://www.trybooking.com/nz/GLL
Ph. 03 5446099 ext 897