Now, let’s move on to the rest of the principal cast who really do deserve a mention. Carl Cook as Fester was a treat. Offering a soft, sweet side, compared to the rest of the Addams’, Fester’s character wants nothing more than love and Cook was able to bring such warmth to the character that you were rooting for him throughout. Jo Tranter as Grandma totally embodied the character, looking every inch the part and providing some great comical moments. Not forgetting James Merris as Lurch, a character that famously communicates via grunts and moans, Merris was able to bring Lurch completely to life, impressing with a wonderful vocal at the end of the show.
The story centres around Wednesday Addams who falls in love with a ‘normal’ boy, Lucas (Alex Brettell). The families are set to meet due to their impending engagement. Wednesday confides in her father about the engagement, but asks him to keep the secret from Morticia, however secrets have never been kept between the pair and marital bliss is thwarted. The Beineke’s arrive at the rather ‘different’ house in New York occupied by the Addams family and of course two worlds collide. Alex Brettell as Lucas gave a polished performance, from the impressive American accent, to the wonderful vocals, Brettell is again another shining star (this show is full of them!). Alice (Hattie Rudge) and Mal (Jon Ranwell) play the long-married couple whose spark has gone out, however not until Alice drinks a potion meant for someone else, does she lose all inhibitions and goes to town on her husband detailing all his short comings.