University of Chichester students to stage The Addams Family

University of Chichester: The Addams Family 2019
University of Chichester: The Addams Family 2019

Following a successful 2018 season, the University of Chichester’s Musical Theatre Performance Company are promising a devilishly-dark and daring musical comedy for 2019.

The Addams Family performs at The Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BL on January 24, 25 and 26 at 7.30pm (including 2.30pm on January 26).

The show will be led by resident producer Andrew Wright with direction by Alastair Knights, musical direction by Jordan Li-Smith and choreography by Ian Pyle.

Andrew said: “The Addams Family features an original story, and 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.”

Recent graduate from Chichester, Laura Bowler, who is working as associate producer on the production, added: “Rehearsals will be very intense with a little over two weeks to put the whole show together. The students will be working for up to 12 hours a day to complete the task.

"The creative team that the producer and I have assembled to work with the cast are immensely talented and we both feel very confident in their ability to navigate the students through this challenging process, one which we hope will be hugely rewarding.”

Ticket prices £14/£12 (concessions)/£8 NUS. To book call 01243 861010 or visit www.alexandratheatre.co.uk.

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