The Addams Family
The Addams Family

A “spooky, kooky and altogether ooky” show is coming to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick.

Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company will bring The Addams Family to the city stage from 5th to 9th July.

It marks the first production for the group since the pandemic forced them to axe planned performances of The Pirates of Penzance.

Director Chris Stanley said:

“It’s been a bit of a scary time putting a production together after that big gap.

“We didn’t know how many people might drift away, both as a company and among our audiences, while at the same time, there was a lot of competition for cast members as many other musical societies have been getting back to doing what they love, post-lockdown.  

“We needn’t have worried though, as we have an absolutely fabulously talented bunch of people playing the principal roles and throughout the full ensemble.” 

Chris Stanley

The Addams Family musical follows 18-year-old Wednesday as she finds love with a boy called Lucas.

Unfortunately, his family couldn’t be less Addams-like, prompting various reactions from both sides.

To make matters worse, Wednesday invites Lucas and his parents to dinner with multiple disastrous consequences – mostly thanks to her little brother, Pugsley, who is intent on disrupting his sister’s blossoming relationship.

“Naturally, the whole ‘meet the family’ thing doesn’t run awfully smoothly for the two young lovebirds.

“The ghostly ancestors of the family can’t return to their rest until it’s all sorted out, Pugsley’s upset, and only Lurch doesn’t have a lot to say on the matter.

“The Addams Family musical is all a totally daft bit of escapism with fantastic characters, cracking tunes, awesome dancing, and comes complete with instruments of torture. What’s not to love?”

Chris Stanley

Tickets are available from Lichfield Garrick box office on 01543 412121 or online at lichfieldgarrick.com.

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