Preview: Addams Family; the musical

Alice - Nadia Kramer (Sat Mat) Mal - Alex Booth  Lurch - Matthew Scott (Sat Mat) students of the MGA Academy present the Scottish amateur premiere of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice's musical take on The Adams Family. Pic: Comp
Alice - Nadia Kramer (Sat Mat) Mal - Alex Booth Lurch - Matthew Scott (Sat Mat) students of the MGA Academy present the Scottish amateur premiere of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice's musical take on The Adams Family. Pic: Comp
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THE Addams Family first appeared as a series of cartoons in the New Yorker magazine.

However, it was the 1960s ABC TV series of the same name that finally introduced the world to the wonderfully gothic Gomez and Morticia Addams and their family, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Thing, Grandmama Addams, and, of course, their butler, Lurch.

Next week, there’s a chance to meet the world’s weirdest family at the King’s Theatre, when the students of the MGA Academy present the Scottish amateur premiere of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s musical take on the tale.

Based on the characters created by Charles Addams in those early cartoons, The Addams Family features an original story.

It’s 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.

And if that weren’t 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 ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Get ready to click those fingers...

The Addams Family, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, June 27-28, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £15-£17.50, 0131-529 6000