Linda set to star at Opera House of Fun

Linda Nolan
Linda Nolan

Blackpool’s own Linda Nolan will be pulling on her Baggy Trousers and heading off to the House of Fun as Madness musical Our House comes to the resort.

The Olivier Award-
winning show, based on the ska group’s hits, will run at the Opera House from Monday October 9 to Saturday October 14 next year.

Tickets priced form £15 go on sale at 10am Friday and are available from www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

Our House will be produced by Immersion Theatre Company and Damien Tracey Productions and features the music of ska music pioneers Madness.

The show, by Calendar Girls writer Tim Firth, tells the story of Joe Casey who on his 16th birthday. takes the girl of his dreams, Sarah, out on their first date.

In an effort to impress her with bravado, Joe breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street. When the police turn up, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart.

Linda said: “I couldn’t be happier about playing Kath Casey in Our House. I’ve always loved Madness’s music. It spreads warmth throughout the soul, and finds joy in the everyday and ordinary.

“It’s a perfect partner to Tim’s wonderfully madcap story of love and locals.”

Actress and singer Linda has starred as Mrs Johnstone in the award winning musical Blood Brothers both on tour in the UK and in the West End.