The Addams Family musical for Cape TownMotherCity Theatre Productions will present The Addams Family musical by Andrew Lippa, Marshal Brickman and Rick Elice. It will run at the The Homecoming Centre, previously known as The Fugard, from 14 December 2024.

Based on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams, The Addams Family musical centres around the eccentric, macabre, and ghoulish Addams family, led by Gomez and Morticia Addams. The musical features witty one-liners, crazy characters, spooky effects and all the weird wonderfulness fans of the most outrageous family ever have come to expect.

When that beloved and moody princess of darkness, Wednesday, falls for a “normal” boy named Lucas Beineke, the two families come together for a traditional ‘get to know the parents’ dinner. But when one of those families is The Addams Family, only chaos, comedy and calamity can ensue.  When the laughter dies down, however,  deeper themes are explored – such as  love, tradition, acceptance, and embracing one’s uniqueness… All with a darkly humorous twist, of course.

Top South African cast

A cult hit all round the world, The Addams Family musical ran on Broadway for 722 performances, garnering numerous awards and spawning many international productions. The South African production will feature a top ensemble of performers. Leading the cast are Samantha Peo (Chicago, Cabaret) as Morticia Addams, Tiaan Rautenbach (We Will Rock You, Mama Mia) as Gomez Addams, Bethany Dickson (Matilda, The Sound of Music) as Alice Beineke, Brendan van Rhyn (Cathy Specific, The Rocky Horror) as Lurch, Chad Baai (Buddy) as Lucas Beineke, and Jordyn Schaefer as Wednesday Addams.

They will be supported by Candice van Litsenborgh, Yahto Kraft, Chris van Rensburg, Lara Visagie, Rebecca Hartle, Jasmine Minter, Jessica de Bod, Braeden Buys, Brandon Jones and Jayden Dickson.  The production will be directed by Garth Tavares and choreographed by Nkosinathi Mazwai, with set, costume and lighting designs by the award-winning team of Marthinus Basson and Nicolaas de Jongh.

What: The Addams Family musical

Where and when: The Homecoming Centre from 14 December 2024

Tickets: Webtickets