With all the darkness in the world today, the Addams Family seems like a very apt production to begin in Letterkenny.
The Addams Family is an extraordinary family that embraces the darkness around them. And if they saw the headlines in the real world they would think that Christmas had come early.
The Letterkenny Musical Society brings the hit Addams Family musical to An Grianan Theatre from Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th March 2020.
Audiences are in for a frighteningly good time. The show takes the iconic characters of TV, movies, and comics and presents a funny, dramatic and warm story.
‘Define Normal’ is the tagline of the play, and the story centres around young Wednesday Addams, played superbly by Mia Bradley, who is desperate for her creepy family to act normal for a dinner with her beloved boyfriend Lucas (Eoin Callaghan) and his very normal parents (Catriona Doherty and Chris Duddy).
But as vampy matriarch Morticia (Sarah Terry Sweeney) puts it – ‘Normal is an illusion, darling’. Keeping up that illusion is not easy when you’re a clan that enjoys terrifying tangos, casual torture and housing the undead.
The result is a twisted clash of cultures. “We’re who we are and they’re… from Ohio,” says Wednesday.
Expect plenty of giggles as the lovable Gomez (Giles Murray) tries his best to be a welcoming host, good father and honest husband. Gomez’ insatiable desire for his wife brings many adult comedy elements to the show, and that, along with the twisted violence references, explains society’s age 12+ suggestion for audiences.
The Addams Family is directed by Maria Rushe and produced by Noel O’Donnell, with Mark Bradley as Musical Director, choreography by Andrea Emmet and staging by Joan Gallagher.
The spooky set and costuming brings to Halloween to mind, while the cackling and rude granny Addams (the unrecognisable Nicola Shields), devilish Pugsley (Eoin O’Donnell), ‘lunatic’ Uncle Fester (Sean Bonner) and creepy comedic butler Lurch (Donal Kavanagh) are all excellent and eerie.
You’re all invited to this hilariously horrific dinner party, but tickets are limited for each night and Saturday matinee. Grab a ticket soon, if you dare!