Madness ‘The Get Up!’ 

Live at the World Famous London Palladium May 14th


One-Time-Only Global Livestream 

Scripted by Charlie Higson Featuring Madness Classics & New Songs, Comedy, Mike Barson as HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Very, Very Special Surprises  

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After a year spent considering what alternative career options might still be open to them, Madness have dusted themselves off, and gotten back to the only thing they know how to do properly – putting on a bloody good live show.

Produced by Driift, the company behind unforgettable online experiences for Nick Cave, Niall Horan and Kylie Minogue, ‘The Get Up!’ has been scripted by Charlie Higson and returns the timeless pop group to their element. ‘The Get Up!’ is a one-off event and streams May 14th in the UK, Europe & the Americas (May 15th in Australia, New Zealand & Asia). It will not be available on demand after it has taken place.

Starting in the abandoned streets of Soho, ‘The Get Up!’ will see the ghostly figure of Victor Marley, played by Charlie Higson, welcoming Suggs, Mark, Chrissy Boy, Mike, Lee and Woody into the forlorn, cobweb entangled World Famous London Palladium. A head spinning, hilarious, and head bobbing journey begins as our Nutty Boys embark on a live show in front of what they believe to be an empty theatre. Flitting through time and space, between the abandoned present day theatre of dreams, where ghosts from the past walk among us… the spooky backstage corridors, bars and dressing rooms of the Palladium….  and the front room of Mike’s Mum’s gaff in Kentish Town in 1977, ‘The Get Up!’ is unparalleled in its ambition and Madness’ ability to weave together unbeatable music and entertainment for all the family.

With a live set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue, ‘The Get Up!’ is also a chance for fans to hear new Madness songs for the first time ever. Madness will be joined on stage by very special guest appearances including some of the biggest names in music (and Mike Barson in a career making turn as Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II). This promises to be a joyous, definitive arrivederci to the lockdown era, as Madness usher the good times back in the way only they know how.

Fans will be encouraged to make a donation to #WeMakeEvents. #WeMakeEvents is an international movement to highlight the live event sector’s urgent need for support from government to survive the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. audiences had a tantalizing taste of the upcoming global event, when Madness made its triumphant return to US network TV earlier this week on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, performing “Our House” from the Palladium stage. ICYMI, check it out at

With spring in the air, ‘Our House’ on the airwaves and plans afoot for a return to the road and yet more celebratory activity, 2021 is the latest step beyond in an incredible few years for the revitalised and evergreen nutty boys.