Sprowston pupils set to take to the stage in The Addams Family musical
PUBLISHED: 18:57 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 20:57 03 June 2018
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It was a case of the snow must go on after the Beast from the East forced a Norwich school to postpone its production of musical comedy The Addams Family on the eve of its five-night run in March.
And now the cast from the Sprowston Community Academy show is preparing to take to the stage once again and is inviting the wider community to come and enjoy its production about the famously strange family and their spooky mansion.
The cast and crew - who had literally just finished their dress rehearsal in March when the treacherous winter weather meant they had to cancel the initial performances - will once again be transforming the school hall into a specially created theatre space ready for curtain up on Wednesday, June 20.
And director Anna Lawrence said that the 70 young people and 12 professional musicians involved were looking forward to putting on a great show featuring Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester and the rest of the Addams Family members.
The darkly comic musical - which is based on The Addams Family films and TV series - tells the story about the chaos that ensues when Wednesday Addams falls in love with a ‘normal’ boy and invites him and his family for dinner with her peculiar family.
Along the way the way, audiences are treated to musical numbers including When You’re an Addams, Just around the Corner, Full Disclosure and Let’s Live Before We Die.
Musical director Chris Causon said: “We have upped our seating capacity and would love the public to come and support the show that was stopped by the snow, and we really do promise them a really great night out.”
Sprowston Community Academy has developed a tradition of staging large-scale musical productions and its previous shows include We Will Rock You, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Oliver.
• Sprowston Community Academy’s production of The Addams Family has been rescheduled to run from Wednesday, June 20 until Saturday, June 23, with performances each night at 7.30pm plus a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.
Tickets cost £8 (£6 concessions).
To book tickets for the show, call 01603 485266 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/sprowston