The Addams Family TV show was a favourite of mine back in the day (now I'm showing my age!) so it was with pleasure when I was invited to see the musical comedy of the same name presented by NUTS at the Science Theatre of UNSW.
Some of the cast members of the NUTS presentation of The Addams Family musical. Photo courtesy of Facebook page.
The show was a little late starting but no one in the audience minded as what ensued was a hilarious few hours of the iconic Addams Family characters being brought to life by talented young actors. The principal cast members have some serious acting background behind them.
Directed and co-produced by Carly Fisher with music direction by Hamish Stening, their treatment of bringing hints of today's societal issues through humour was very clever. Uncle Fester (played by Dave Collins) was given lots of love from the audience when he commented on marriage equality.
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The premise of the story is all about love and family relationships. Wednesday is now 18 and in love with a 'normal' boy. How can she introduce his parents to her ghoulish family?
What follows is a hilarious romp of typical Addams family macabre behaviour at a family dinner to meet 'the Bienekes, the normal family'.
Gomez (played by Aidan Kane) is feeling torn between pleasing his lovely wife Morticia (played by Lisa Gluckman) and his 'little girl' who is all grown up.
Honestly, go and see this production, we came out smiling and laughing about how all families have their quirks. This musical has a central theme of love and this is what we need so much more of in this world.