• Tony Bosworth

Richmond Players bring the Addams Family back to life

Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester – names that conjure up black and white images of a finger-clicking, creepy and all-round kooky family.

The Addams family of 0001 Cemetery Lane are still internationally loved more than 50 years after the TV series debuted, and Richmond Players are bringing them back to life on stage this August with The Addams Family Musical.

A relatively new production, The Addams Family Musical picks up the life of the popular family-of-darkness 10 years on.

Wednesday (Jacqueline Attard of Maraylya) doesn’t know how to break the news of her engagement to a ‘normal’ boy, Lucas Beineke (Brennan Zuniga Terrey of Mt Druitt), to her mother so she enlists the help of Gomez (Troy Lennon of Glenmore Park) to try and keep it from Morticia (Samantha O’Hare of Grose Wold).

The rest of the family all try (and fail) to behave normally when the Beinekes join them for a dinner party with a difference.

Supported by a dancing/singing ensemble of the Addams’ ghostly ancestors, unexpected turns and chaos ensue.

Addams Family cast members looking the part...

One for the whole family, this delightful musical carries a message of tolerance and acceptance in a world where there is no such thing as ‘normal’.

“We have been blessed to gather the perfect cast to portray these well-loved, off-the-wall characters,” Director, Carol Dicker of Grose Wold, said.

“To have the extra layer of music, to create an all-singing, all-dancing Addams’ experience, makes it a unique night of entertainment for the whole community.”

The Addams Family Musical is at the Richmond School of Arts from August 13 to 21. Opening night is auspiciously being held on Friday the 13th, and the audience are encouraged to come in ‘mysterious and spooky’ fancy dress with a special prize for best dressed.

Tickets are selling quickly, so book online soon at www.RichmondPlayers.com.au

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