It’s set to be this Hallowe’en’s most ‘spooktacular’ show - The Addams Family Musical at the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine.
So, let’s meet the members of Portrush Music Society’s spooky family.
Head of the clan is Gomez Adams (Andy Shaw) - a man who is 100% committed to his slightly odd family but is easily manipulated by his wife and daughter - both of whom he adores. How will Gomez cope with the news that little Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love? His beloved wife Morticia (Una Culkin) worships her husband and children and revels in her role as the Alpha-female of the household....until, that is, little Wednesday Addams grows up and falls in love with a ‘normal’ boy. How will Morticia cope with the fact that she is getting older and that her husband might just be keeping a secret from her...
Wednesday Addams (Ashling Reynolds) is a young girl of 18 with a dark sense of humour and a passionate nature. Wednesday, who is described as an irresistible bundle of malice, has grown up and found love with a “normal” boy called Lucas.
She finds herself pulled in a new direction as she experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually put a smile on her face, which is no mean feat!
Pugsley (James McDowell) is the mischievous son of the family who loves nothing more than blowing things up and irritating his big sister Wednesday. However, when Wednesday falls in love with Lucas, Pugsley comes to the unsettling realisation that his family circle could be about to break up.
His appearance might be vaguely unsettling, but you can always trust Uncle Fester (Harry Coates). His wisdom helps both the Addams and Beineke families to work their ways through their marital disharmonies and their difficult secrets that have become exposed.
Granny Addams (Rosemary O’Connor) is a hugely comic character but not one to mess with! Her endless stock of herbs and potions can result in some extreme consequences so tread carefully with Granny!
Lurch (Donal Macauley) is the family butler who tries to help around the house like any other butler, though occasionally his great size and strength cause trouble. He has a profound loyalty to them especially to Gomez. In turn, the family treats Lurch like one of their own.
The Addams Family Musical runs at the Riverside Theatre from October 23 - 31. Box office 028 70 123 123 or online www.riversidetheatre.org.uk