WREXHAM-based theatre to host unmissable performances of the famous Addams Family next month.

A theatre-loving family from Wrexham is reviving another set of relatives to kick off Grove Park Theatre's new season in September.

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There’s a version of “The Addams Family” for every generation: from the 1960s TV show with its finger-clicking theme tune to the 90s films starring Angelica Huston as Morticia and the current Netflix hit “Wednesday”.

Now Lucy Edwards from Southsea is making her directorial debut at the little theatre on Hill Street breathing new life into the 2010 “Addams Family Musical” which enjoyed sell out runs on Broadway and the West End.

Her stage manager and husband Steve has built the set and her teenage daughter Alice is helping out behind the scenes. 

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After many years as deputy stage manager Lucy said the pressure is on to deliver a great show: “Being given the chance to direct ‘The Addams Family Musical’ has filled me with a mixture of extreme excitement and fear: can I do justice to a TV programme and films I have grown up with and love? How will I be able to make these well-known characters come to life?

"Thankfully I'm not alone - I have an amazing production team who I’d be lost without and a cast that is so talented my job has been easy. The show is full of catchy tunes and all the kookiness you’d expect from ‘The Addams Family’.”

The musical reveals what happens when crossbow-wielding teenager Wednesday Addams gets engaged to a nice, respectable boy called Lucas.

Can true love survive a night of magic potions, family secrets and a house full of dead people?

The cast is a mix of new and familiar faces to Grove Park Theatre. Lauren Jones, Catrin Street-Mattox, Nathan Lloyd and Adam Hodges are joining Grove Park veterans Matthew Richards, Keira James, Leah May Marshall, Dani Holland-Jones, George Williams and George James alongside a multi-talented ensemble of reanimated relatives.

“The Addams Family Musical” which runs from 12th-16th September is the first of five main productions in Grove Park Theatre’s 2023-24 season which also includes the ever-popular Christmas pantomime (it’s Jack & The Beanstalk this year) and a Youth Theatre performance of “Animal Farm”.

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Grove Park Theatre’s volunteers are thrilled to be back after the disruption caused by the pandemic and delighted to see many shows like last season’s “The Darling Buds of May” almost selling out as audiences returned. 

The charity will also celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025 when a number of surprises are planned.

For now, though, the focus is on spooktacular songs and ghoulish giggles as the curtain rises on Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandma and Lurch.