EVERYONE at an award-winning youth musical theatre company is getting excited for their upcoming show.

It follows Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society’s Youth Section’s (WODYS) success of their last production Carousel which won the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) award for the region’s Best Youth Production.

The 53 members are rehearsing hard to bring ‘spooktacular’ show ‘The Addams Family’ to Worcester’s The Swan Theatre from Tuesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 10.

The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

In this original story, based upon the classic television show and hilarious movies, the Addams face a nightmare situation.

Their daughter Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.

If that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife Morticia.

Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Jeremy Field, WODYS chairman, said: “We are all really excited to bring The Addams Family to The Swan Theatre.

“We try to bring variety for our youngsters, who are aged eight to 18, and our audiences and this is certainly something very different from our last show Carousel.

“Rehearsals are looking and sounding very good.”

The production team for The Addams Family is led by the founder of WODYS, more than 40 years ago, David Humphries who directed Carousel.

The cast pictured above sees Alfie Thompson play Uncle Fester, Rebecca Stephens as Grandma, Ellis Harding as Lucas Beineke, Carter Chilton as Mal Beineke, Caitlyn Clements as Morticia Addams, Charlie Raven as Gomez Addams, Joshua Silvester as Lurch, Olivia Lee as Wednesday Addams, Ralph Francis as Pugsley Addams and Maya Sumera as Alica Beineke.

Ticket sales are going well and can be bought at the Huntingdon Hall box office in Crowngate, Worcester, or on 01905 611427 or from www.worcestertheatres.co.uk.