FOR those who fancy a trip to New York's Central Park without actually crossing the Atlantic then The Forum is the place to be.

Next week, Walney Musical Theatre Company transforms the Barrow theatre's stage into the New York mansion of the well-known creepy and pretty kooky Addams Family as the acclaimed and tuneful thespians put on The Addams Family musical comedy.

Featuring a witty, sharp and modern score from the pen of Andrew Lippa, Walney Musical Theatre Company stage the magnificently macabre new musical running from Tuesday-Saturday, November 13-17 (7.30pm).

So, expect Uncle Fester, Lurch, Morticia and Gomez, humour, quick fire jokes, plenty of physical comedy, and a good storyline, all parcelled up in sparkling Hollywood style, courtesy of the talented Walney Musical Theatre Company.

It tells of young Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, who 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, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must do something he’s never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything could change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

The show is extremely funny and although it has a great score and well structured storyline, the musical's strength lies not as much as in its 'happenings' but in its characters; wonderful parts for any actor to get his or her teeth into.

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