The Addams Family Programme

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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre presents

Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 December, 7pm Saturday 3 December 2022, 2.30pm
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Lawrence Hall, University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RF
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Production Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 December 2022, 7pm Saturday 17 December 2022, 2.30pm Book online at uwlsu.com/lcmlive

Course Leader’s Note

Hello and welcome to the first production of the 2022/23 LCM Musical Theatre graduating year. We are delighted that you can join us for our production of The Addams Family. This is a very exciting time within the Musical Theatre industry – after two difficult years, it is starting to rebuild itself. Performances are commencing, theatres are developing new and exciting work for our post-Covid world, and we are looking towards a brighter, more diverse and accessible industry as a whole. Closer to home, our school is meeting the demands of an ever-changing Musical Theatre world with the implementation of a brand-new curriculum. Developments are happening all over UWL and we are celebrating the excellent news of ranking as University of the Year for both Student Experience and Teaching Quality (Guardian), the first university to hold both of these accolades together. But today is all about the wonderful students in front of you. They are reaching a very important time in their professional development as artists –they are soon to be presenting their showcase digitally for agents and casting directors and are starting to navigate their chosen vocation. This is a chance to celebrate the hard work they have put in over the last few weeks and, indeed, years. Please sit back and enjoy the LCM MT class of 2022/23 production of The Addams Family.

Director’s Note

The Addams Family has undergone many transformations since the original Broadway production in 2009. It is a show which allows each company member to develop a detailed character. Using animal work, improvisation and devising, the students have imbued their characters with a wealth of nuance and history. The Ancestors lives and deaths could spin off many a musical of their own.

At the heart of this show is a family who love each other fiercely. Like all families they make the odd mistake. So here we have these weird and wonderful characters who are just like all of us, who doesn’t have a monster in their closet?

The Addams Family themes of acceptance and being your authentic self, no matter how strange, encourage us all to ‘move towards the darkness and love’.

Kirsty
Cast/Characters Addams Family, Cast Team Bat – Thursday evening, Saturday Matinee Team Rat – Fri & Sat Eve GOMEZ ADDAMS George Berry Matthew Sittakaan MOTICIA ADDAMS Erin Astra Katie Lauren-Reed WEDNESDAY ADDAMS Olivia Precious Leah Kavanagh FESTER ADDAMS Sammie-Jo Coulter James Turton At all performances PUGSLEY ADDAMS Grace Willis GRANDMA Si Yun Leem LURCH Harvey Cartlidge LUCY BEINEKE Chelsea Christoforou ALICE BEINEKE Katie Beth MAL BEINEKE Liam David CONQUISTADOR ANCESTOR Firle Kennedy BRIDE ANCESTOR Elora Grey CAVEMAN ANCESTOR Shivone Dominguez Blascikova SOLDIER ANCESTOR Niamh O’Mahony SALOON GIRL ANCESTOR Harriet Tully FLIGHT ATTENDANT ANCESTOR Phoebe Wells GAMBLER ANCESTOR Julia Szczepanik COURTESAN ANCESTOR Anna Townsend PURITAN ANCESTOR Laura Roberts FLAPPER ANCESTOR Abigail Imber VIKING ANCESTOR Solene Withers
Creative
Director Gillian
Musical Director Tim
Choreographer
Associate Choreographer Rebecca
Technical Manager and AV Design Paul
Set Designer Rob Miles Lighting Designer Marcin Miloszewski Sound Designer Jamie
Sound Technician Joe Tomlinson Stage Manager Nikki
Wardrobe Designer Maira Vazeou Credit Details THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL Book by
RICK
and Lyrics
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/ Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), www.theatricalrights.co.uk
Team
Ford
Jasper
Sarah Lamb
Wield
Comerford
Adams
Sutton
MARSHALL BRICKMAN and
ELICE Music
by ANDREW LIPPA
Cast Erin Astra George Berry Katie Beth Shivone Dominguez Blascikova Harvey Cartlidge Chelsea Christoforou Sammie-Jo Coulter Liam David Erola Grey Abigail Imber Leah Kavanagh Firle Kennedy Katie Lauren-Reed Si Yun Leem Niamh O’Mahony Olivia Precious Laura Roberts Matthew Sittakaan Julia Szczepanik Anna Townsend Harriet Tully James Turton Phoebe Wells Grace Willis Solene Withers
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