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Sunday 22 April 2018

Suggs asks fans to support Our House The Madness Musical for suicide charity

MADNESS lead singer Suggs has asked fans of the band to turn the Olympia Theatre into a House of Fun this Friday and Saturday.

“I’m asking all Madness fans to go along to the Olympia this weekend to see Our House, The Madness Musical in aid of suicide prevention charity Console,” said Suggs.

“If you love our music, then you’ll love this musical.

“I am delighted to be associated with a performance in aid of such a worthy cause.”

The hit West End show features 20 of Madness’ best tracks such as Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, Driving in My Car, interwoven around the story of Joe Casey (Ian Tighe) in a Sliding Doors-style plot, where we see two life-paths stemming from one decision.

Tom Dunne will guest star as the dodgy developer, Mr Pressman and achieve a personal dream by singing Madness classic My Girl.

“It’s an amalgam of all our lives, and it’s something that we’re very proud of,” said Suggs

“We wanted to do something different, to create a theatrical experience and I think it was very successful in that.

“There are a big raft of musicals where you go along with your office mates and singalong to Abba songs or whatever.

“We wanted something moving with a real story but also a musical that has spontaneous singing.

“I cried when I saw it first because it is very emotional, but it’s also extremely enjoyable.”

A must for fans of the band, ‘Our House’ won a Laurence Olivier Award for best new musical and enjoyed a 10-month run in the West end.

“I wish Tom and all the cast the very best of luck as they turn the Olympia into a House of Fun on Friday and Saturday,” said Suggs who returns to Ireland with Madness in November when they will showcase their new album.

Console is a free nationwide professional suicide prevention and bereavement charity which offers counselling support and 24-hour helpline services to those affected or bereaved by suicide.

Tickets for the Olympia shows (€28.50-€29.50) are available from Ticketmaster.ie or 0818 719 300.

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