left to right: Kim Connor, Keith Mcevoy, Jack Forrest, Nick Edwards, Gemma Barnshaw, Mackenzie Derbyshire, Dave Mallen, Suzanne Kinghorn, Natalie Crompton. Image: Martin Ogden.
There goes the neighbourhood!
Opening at The Met on 22 – 25 October, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, presented by Whitefield Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (WAODS) is based on the works of Charles Addams. Direct from Broadway and successful tours of the USA and Australia, this show is to die for.
Featuring an original story and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
Dave Mallen and Natalie Crompton will star as Gomez and Morticia in a cast that also includes Nicholas Edwards as Uncle Fester, Suzanne Kinghorn as Grandma, Gemma Barnshaw as Wednesday, Mackenzie Derbyshire as Pugsley, Dave Hurst as Lurch, Keith Mcevoy as Mal Beineke, Kim Connor as Alice Beineke and Jack Forrest as Lucas Beineke.
In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.
- Dates: Wed 22 – Sat 25 October
- Address: The Met, Market Street, Bury, Manchester. BL9 0BW
- Performances: Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm
- Tickets: £12 (Family Ticket, Sat Mat £36 - 2 Adults, 2 Children)
- Box Office: 0161 761 2216*
- Website: www.themet.biz* (Transaction fees apply)
Established in 1922, WAODS is a registered charity working alongside the local community. The society began by performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, the first of which was The Yeoman of the Guard. WAODS produce a show and a play each year, including regional premieres of new musicals (Robin, Prince of Sherwood and Little Women - The Musical). Their youth group (Whitefield Junior Crew) launched in 2013 with funding from Forever Manchester.