On Stage: The Addams Family, Wales Millennium Centre

The Addams Family

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.  The musical is based around The Addams daughter Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, who is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only her father Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. Throughout the show we find out if, while keeping his cherished wife Morticia in the dark,if  Gomez manages to succeed in keeping his daughter’s secret, especially when the families meet up for a hilarious meal.

Bouncing onto the stage Cameron Blakely shines as Gomez and is complimented by wonderfully gothic performance of Samantha Womack as Morticia.  Les Dennis also gives a great performance as the kooky Uncle Fester.

As the show follows Wednesday’s story, Carrie Hope Fletcher is outstanding as Wednesday Addams and the song Crazier Than You with Oliver Ormson, who portrays Lucas Beineke, was a highlight of the second act.

With a full and constantly changing set, what made the show for me was the wonderful lighting department which helped set the scenes, from a lightning storm to moving portraits on the walls.

You can catch The Addams Family at the Wales Millennium Centre until 12th August.

Rachel Howells

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