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Deena steps in for stricken Linda Nolan

Deena Payne will star in Madness musical Our House at Belgrade Theatre following the withdrawal of Linda Nolan.

A few weeks ago Linda who has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer was told a secondary tumour had been discovered.

The former singer, aged 58, had been taken to hospital after a fall when doctors found the cancer had spread.

Actress and singer Deena Payne (pictured far right) is taking her place in the musical, which visits the Belgrade Theatre this November.

She is best known for her role as Viv Hope in ITV's Emmerdale and will take up the role of Kath Casey along with newly announced cast members Jason Kadji (Joe Casey) and Sophie Matthew (Sarah), pictured above.

On the night of his 16th birthday, Joe Casey 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 as the story splits in two: one which sees Joe stay to face the music, and the other which sees him flee and leave Sarah to run from the police. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever.

Our House was first staged at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End from October 2002 to August 2003 and won the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. This tour will be directed by Immersion Theatre’s James Tobias and choreographed by the resident choreographer of Matilda The Musical, Fabian Aloise.

Our House runs on the Main Stage at the Belgrade Theatre from Weds 8 to Sat 11 Nov. Tickets are available now priced from £22.50 by calling the Belgrade Theatre Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or book online at

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