LAMS production of Our House takes to the stage

On song...the LAMS cast
On song...the LAMS cast

LANARK’S Memorial Hall will be absolute Madness as Lanark Amateur Musical Society’s production of Our House is staged.

The show, based around the songs of the 1980s chart toppers, features all of the group’s biggest hits such as House of Fun, Wings of a Dove, Baggy Trousers and, of course, Our House. It tells the story of Joe Casey, played by Matt Coultar, who, on the night of his 16th birthday, takes Sarah (Vikki Downie), the girl of his dreams, out on their first date.

In an effort to impress her, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by a high-end property developer.

The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.

Other stars of the show include Alan McIntyre as Emmo, Lewis Mitchell as Lewis, Dan Stewart as Reecy and Ian Riddle as Mr Pressman.

Director Alan Taylor, choreographer Jane Masters, musical director John Clarkson and the cast have gone One Step Beyond with it.

So what are you waiting for? Get on the Night Boat to Lanark now!

LAMS’ production of Our House runs from Wednesday, March 25, to Saturday, March 28, in the Memo from 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Tickets, priced £12 (£10 concs) and £35 for a family of four, are available on 01555 667999 or by logging onto the South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture website. Or buy tickets on the door.

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