Truth and trust can lead to ever lasting love is the lesson core to the new musical comedy production of The Addams Family.
By Aria Entertainment, Music and Lyrics and in association with Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, this adaptation is a feast of big songs, dance routines and exquisite costumes.
Based on the well known TV, film and cartoons the theatrical production shows a pivotal moment in the daughter’s Wednesday Addams life, her first romance.
The creepiest and kookiest Addams Family and their many dead ancestors live in the middle of Central Park, New York, proudly enjoying the very best of macabre lifestyles. Enter from stage left the straight-laced, clean-living Beineke Family with their son Lucas and watch the storm swell. One dinner with everyone striving to act normal for the sake of the in-love teenagers takes the audience on a hilarious adventure. Reassuringly regardless of which family you come from – all parents are odd and siblings don’t always act kindly.
The writers, Marshall Brickmann and Rick Elice, together with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, succinctly reflect how love within relationships can become lost over time through the stories of both sets of parents, giving the production a deep sense of understanding with the struggles of every day life.
There’s a great deal of comedy genius peppered throughout the show making it good fun musical journey. Some songs will inspire you to dance down the aisles and others are so touching that you’re still humming them hours later. With strong performances from the cast especially Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday Addams, Cameron Blakely as Gomez Addams, Alice Beineke as Charlotte Page and Uncle Fester played by the unrecognisable Les Dennis, it is a must for the family. As it tours the UK and Ireland it will no doubt go from strength to strength so get your tickets now from the Festival Theatre.
Playing at the Festival Theatre until 29 April, it will return to Scotland in October 2017 to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow.