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Haverhill drama group looking for actors to join its next youth musical

Rehearsals for Fame, one of the Centre Stage Company's previous musicals
Rehearsals for Fame, one of the Centre Stage Company's previous musicals

Haverhill's Centre Stage Company is looking for young actors to join its new youth musical - Our House!

The musical, which has previously won an Olivier award for best new musical, includes 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.

Through the music of Madness, writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people that shape us.

Centre Stage is looking for children currently in year 8, up to young adults aged 21, to come along and be part of something exciting, rewarding and ultimately, great fun.

Sing throughs will take place on Tuesday, June 12 and Thursday 14 at Samuel Ward Academy's drama studio in Haverhill from 7pm-9pm.

Auditions will be the on June 19 and 21 at the same place and time.

Performances for the show will be the October 16 to 20 at the Haverhill Arts Centre.

The director is Megan Mayes, musical director, Lee Mayes, choreographer, Laura Dodd and producer, Claire Harvey.

Centre stage welcomes everyone from any musical theatre background, whether a total beginner or an experienced performer.

For more information please contact claireharveycentrestagecompany@gmail.com


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