So here it is! Our next exciting production! Our House 'The Madness Musical'

OUR HOUSE is the story of Joe Casey who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mister Pressman, 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. First presented at the Cambridge Theatre in London in 2002, this production combines a witty and brilliantly-crafted romantic tale with all your favourite songs by Madness: Baggy Trousers, Our House, It Must be Love, Wings of a Dove, Embarrassment and many more.

Our House will be performed by a cast of 30 YLY performers supported by two members of the adult company in the roles of Joe's Mum, Kath, and his Dad. The cast is working with MD John Atkin, Choreographer Hayley Patrick-Copeland and our new Director, Darren Roberts, whose recent credits in and around York include: Legally Blond, 9 to 5, Hairspray, Spring Awakening and Company. He has also played the part of Dad in Our House. Please come along and support our energetic young cast in this lively, uplifting production. Tickets on sale through Joseph Rowntree Theatre Comapny. Discounts for groups and families available.


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Our Productions

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About York Light Youth!

York Light Youth is the Youth Branch of York Light that focuses on theatrical productions for 11 to 18 year-olds.
Established in July 2013, our aim is to nurture and develop young performers aged 11-18 who share our passion for musical theatre by providing them with the opportunity to take part in high quality musical productions. York Light Youth members who are 16+ are also invited to perform in the main shows at The York Theatre Royal.
We have an experienced Director, Musical Director and Choreographer spearheading the creative side and YLY is supported by the main York Light Opera Company Management Team.

As well as putting on an annual show, York Light Youth also has its own choir which meets regularly throughout the year and performs in the annual Choir Festival at Joseph Rowntree theatre, at York's St Sampson's Centre, and other concerts in York.
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YLY past productions:

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The King and I

About Us:

York Light Opera Society was formed in 1953 to perform the challenging new musicals of the time. In 2003 we became York Light Opera Company Limited for financial reasons, although we remain an amateur group. Throughout our history we have built an excellent reputation for producing shows to a professional standard and the Company takes great pride in continuing its tradition of bringing new musicals to York as well as breathing new life into old favourites.

Come along and see what we do!
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