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Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

The Addams Family Musical, New Wimbledon Theatre ★★★★☆

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Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny The Addams Family Musical, New Wimbledon Theatre 4

These are the skeletons you WANT in your closet. In Addams Family Musical, Samantha Womack brings unexpected warmth to Morticia (is that a good thing?) and Cameron Blakeley's Gomez, Carrie Hope Fletcher's sensational Wednesday and Les Dennis's baleful romantic Uncle Fester are all prime turns. Like a classical goddess, ghoulish Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a mortal. From Ohio. The conflict is slight, and the plot obvious if buoyed by some good songs but it's Alastair David's graveyard limb-jerking choreography performed by a committed ensemble of newcomers that brings it all together. Catch it now at Wimbledon before it moves on to haunt the rest of the nation until November. Addams Family Musical, New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, £15-£40, until 20 May

Last Updated 18 May 2017