St Joseph’s College are currently in the middle of rehearsals for their sixth consecutive end of year school show.  2018 sees us taking on “Our House”.

“Our House” is a musical with music and lyrics by Madness. 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.


Tanya Morrison, Teacher of English and Drama told DGWGO “Auditions for principal characters took place in October and full cast singing rehearsals have been taking place since then. Pupils rehearse on a Monday and Tuesday night as well as a Wednesday lunchtime.
As with every year pupils lead the school show experience taking on leadership roles within all aspects of production from, lighting and sound, set design, stage management and of course the band, playing fantastic songs throughout.
This year we have faced the extra challenge of moving from our decant village back into the main building but the pupils have handled it extremely well and were excited for their first rehearsal on the new stage. 
Rehearsals are in full swing and things are really getting exciting for everyone involved. We have roughly 80 pupils involved in different aspects of the show ranging from first year to sixth, with a mixture of pupils who are joining us for the first time to ones who have been with us every year so far. It allows pupils to get to know and work with pupils they may never have met otherwise and they really do form firm friendships throughout the year.
We are performing from 19th – 22nd June at 7.30pm in St Joseph’s College. Tickets will be available from St Joseph’s reception from May 14th.”

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