Brooksby Melton College is staging this new musical comedy even before its London debut, writes John Gordon-Saker.
The Addams Family first appeared as cartoons in 1938 with adaptations into the popular 1960s television series and 1990s movie franchise. The musical makes its West End debut in 2016 and performing rights are restricted, so it is real credit that Brooksby Melton College has permission to stage the show with its highly professional BTEC Year Two Musical Theatre students and equally talented Year One Performing Arts degree students. The leads are very strong in terms of vocal performance and role characterization and are well supported by the ensemble ancestors, whose complex harmony lines are breath taking.
The family’s values are tested when the eldest child, Wednesday, now aged 18, falls for an ordinary boy from Ohio who is invited over for dinner with his parents. The family needs to act “normal” but things do not go according to plan on a night that both families will never forget. Bernice Rowan produces, directs and choreographs with excellent comic timing, whilst Rachael Wilson directs a lively musical score.
With tickets at the creepy low price of £5 for adults and £3 for concessions, it would be extremely mysterious and spooky if you dared to miss this hilarious, kooky, heart-warming family treat that will have you crying one way or another!
Performances run at Melton Theatre on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June at 7pm. For tickets call (01664) 851111 or book online at www.meltontheatre.co.uk