Verdict: Three stars.

CHEEKY cockneys Madness dominated the British charts in the 80s with their nutty tales which ultimately became a soundtrack to many people’s lives.

It was therefore inevitable that their back catalogue would become the soundtrack to yet another jukebox musical.

Our House is the latest in the musical theatre genre but unlike its rivals it fell flat in places.

Exploring the theme of how a life changing decision can take you down two paths, Our House clearly takes inspiration from the Willy Russell hit musical Blood Brothers and romantic comedy Sliding Doors.

The show centres around the story of Joe Casey who makes a decision as a youth which results in him being jailed in one scenario. But in another scenario he avoids taking the rap yet ultimately pays the price later in life.

The problem with Our House, however, was that the switch between the two scenarios did not always translate to the audience who at times were confused.

What saved this show, however, was the extremely talented cast which was headed by Emmerdale alumni Deena Payne who played Viv Hope in the hit ITV show. Taking on the role as Joe's mum Kath, Deena claimed the spotlight during the rare moments she was on stage. Known for her humour in Emmerdale, the audience were perhaps, however, expecting her to be more involved in the comic moments.

The lead of Joe Casey was taken on by Jason Kajdi who was simply outstanding. From his choreography to his vocals, he captured the audience's hearts with his enthusiasm for the role. He is definitely one to watch in the musical theatre world and really brightened up the stage with his performance.

Former Britain's Got Talent star George Sampson also added to the glamour of the show by busting the moves which propelled him into the spotlight. He played Reecey and was a clear hit with the audience.

The supporting cast had the audience in laughter with their sketches and their ability to sing the complicated lyrics made famous by Madness has to be commended.

There is tough competition in the jukebox musical genre from Jersey Boys to Mamma Mia, and Our House will only ever be in their shadow.

The show perhaps will be loved by Madness fans with hits including It Must Be Love a highlight but for the musical theatre enthusiast a great concept was ruined by a weak plot.   

Catch Our House at the King’s Theatre until Saturday 

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