Our House by Tim Firth
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company Lichfield Garrick
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company always a treat to see, so enthusiastic, it is almost exhausting to watch them! ‘Our House’ is certainly no exception, from the all singing, all dancing opening to the splendidly choreographed sequence of numbers reprised at the close. Everyone must have gone home with the music in their ears! A great achievement, performers and audience alike had a great evening.
‘Our House’, the iconic number rings out memorably, the dancing, the singing, and the ever changing costumes – magnificent. The amazing ride in the open top sports car – just fantastic! We were all on the edge of our seats at the speed and the dangerous turns! We really did experience it all!
The story line is basically ‘Everyman’ the 15th Century morality play! A matter of choice, to face the consequences of what you have done or a life of dishonesty!
Joe has lived in ‘our street’ all his life. His father long dead, who took wrong decisions having a period in prison, is much in Joe’s mind. Matt Branson in a challenging role dressed either in black or white showed us the consequence of decisions making, the right or the dishonest. It all showed in how this would affect his relationship with his girlfriend, played with understanding by Sophie Hammond.
A profound look at life, which way to turn. All this aided by Joe’s friends Angie (Elisa Godle) and Billie (Chloe Child) which brought in the fun with Lewis (Adam Coulthard) and Emmo (Anil Patel). We shared a concern for Joe’s mother and the ever present thoughts about his father with him!
Yes once again Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company was at its best in the hands of Director, Faye Esato, the Choreographer Maggie Jackson and Musical Director, leading a non stop orchestra – Sheila Pearson. Noisy and enthusiastic, but holding the moral thread altogether.