A well-known scary family will be appearing in Falmouth this August – and for one character it's all about love.

Falmouth's award-winning Young Generation return to the stage in a couple of weeks’ time for their 40th year with The Addams Family.

The play is based on the 1991 American supernatural black comedy film, The Addams Family, which stars Gomez and Morticia Addams, their children Wednesday, and Pugsley and Uncle Fester.

This time, the play will focus on Wednesday Addams, who has fallen in love with a girl from a normal and respectable family – and dad Gomez is the only one who knows about his daughter’s new love, a secret he must keep from his beloved wife Morticia.

Everything will change for The Addams Family as they invite Wednesday's 'normal' girlfriend and her parents to dinner, along with Uncle Fester and Lurch, the family's trusty servant.


The Addams Family meets their ancestors

The Addams Family meets their ancestors


Taking on the roles of The Addams Family is Abi Holmes as Morticia Addams, Kieran Faithfull as Gomez Addams, Cerys Wilcox as Wednesday Addams, and Indiana Dalziel as Pugsley Addams. Lewis Moyle will be Uncle Fester, Ashley Halligan will be the Grandma and there is a special appearance from Christopher Saunders as Lurch.

Layla Hillier will be playing Wednesday's new love interest Lucy Beineke, with Ben Kitts and Rosie Slater taking on the roles of Mal and Alice Beineke, as her parents.

Ashley Spear returns as director with Samantha Taylor in charge of choreography and Julia Knight-Bennett as musical director. The spooky props are being designed and created by Catherine Chevill, the costumes are being put together by Vron Spear and in charge of hair and make-up is Naomi Morant.


Mysterious going on with these guys!

Mysterious going on with these guys!


The Young Generation is an award-winning theatre company based in Falmouth for young people aged ten to 20. The group was founded by Sally and Tony Robinson in 1982, and since then hundreds of young people have passed through auditions to perform in one of the many previous musicals and plays.

The Young Generation is a registered charity, and the committee is made up entirely of volunteers who give up their time and energy for free.

The show will be staged at Princess Pavilion in Falmouth from Tuesday, August 1 to Saturday, August 6. Doors open at 7pm with curtain up at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £10 for children, available from the Princess Pavilion or online at www.falmouthyg.com/theaddamsfamily