Ad­dams Fam­ily hits Welling­ton

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Welling­ton Reper­tory is pre­sent­ing the first full- scale New Zealand pro­duc­tion of Broad­way hit The Ad­dams Fam­ily from June 24 till July 5.

It’s an am­bi­tious pro­duc­tion with a cast of 20 mu­si­cal theatre per­form­ers, five of whom are from the Porirua area – Neil Brewer, as Un­cle Fes­ter (back on stage af­ter three years off with arthritic knees), Rob Ormsby as Gomez; Neil Rusling as Mal; Kirsty Jus­tice as Alice (Mal’s wife); and Jodie Ma­han, in the cho­rus of an­ces­tors.

The show is based on the char­ac­ters from Charles Ad­dams’ cartoon strips from the New York Times and fea­tures an orig­i­nal story that is 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.

If that’s not 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 boyfriend and his par­ents.

The Ad­dams Fam­ily, Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Welling­ton, June 24 till July 5, (ex­clud­ing June 30). To book, email book­ings@welling­ton­reper­, or phone 479 3393. Tick­ets $25 waged, $20 un­waged, $18 for pre-paid groups of 10 or more.

Come­back: Neil Brewer re­turns to the stage with new knees af­ter a three-year break, star­ring

in The Ad­dams Fam­ily.

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