Review: Weston-super-Mare actor shines as part of talented cast in The Addams Family

PUBLISHED: 13:38 20 September 2017

The Addams Family first appeared on Broadway.

The Addams Family first appeared on Broadway.

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The debut UK tour of new musical The Addams Family opened at Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday) and a Weston-super-Mare actor took to the stage in this kooky and inviting show.

Jacob Fisher, aged 23 and a former Priory Community School student, plays the matador ancestor in this newly-revived musical version of the story of The Addams family.

His role in the ensemble was key and what was clear to see is that Jacob is brimming with talent – notably with his dancing shoes.

MORE: Read our interview with Jacob Fisher.

He took to the dance routines like a duck to water and impressed everyone on the night.

Jacob Fisher, who is a former Priory Community School pupil. Jacob Fisher, who is a former Priory Community School pupil.

The Addams Family follows the story of the famous family – but this time, Wednesday Addams has found love.

She wants to invite her boyfriend Lucas to dinner but is aware her family are slightly, well, different.

What I really loved about this show was I knew very little about the story before and was suitably engrossed.

The songs were catchy and, I will admit, I am still singing When You’re An Addams this afternoon.

The cast of The Addams Family. Picture: Matt Martin. The cast of The Addams Family. Picture: Matt Martin.

The whole cast were impressive in both their acting and singing, but the real star was Carrie Hope Fletcher, whose Wednesday Addams character was relatable and her vocal range enviable.

Samantha Womack took on the role of Morticia and the way she glided across the stage was perfect and her singing voice surprised me. She is best known for her role in popular BBC soap Eastenders and she performed an excellent tango with Cameron Blakely, who played her lovable Spanish husband Gomez.

Gomez, in fact, was my favourite character. He had a humour about him which was infectious, yet his dark side was still portrayed.

The set – especially for a touring production – was incredible, and seeing the ancestors take their positions inside paintings was a wonderful addition.

The show opened in Bristol last night (Tuesday). The show opened in Bristol last night (Tuesday).

Not only will this show have you toe-tapping along to the catchy songs, it will also make you think about love, family and everything in between.

It is one of the most talented casts I have ever seen perform and a mention must go to understudy Scott Paige who performed as Uncle Fester in Les Dennis’ absence as he recovers from bronchitis.

He was hilarious and his love affair with the moon is something which has to be seen to be believed.

The show is certainly kooky – but in such a fantastic way.

MORE: Read all about Jacob Fisher’s rise to becoming a stage star here.

I would urge anyone who gets the chance to go and see it while it is in Bristol.

You even have the chance to see Weston’s homegrown talent Jacob star as Lucas on Friday, as he performs his understudy part.

So, don’t miss out!

The show will be at the Bristol Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade, from tonight (Wednesday) until Saturday.

Performances will start at 7.30pm each night, except for Friday when the show will begin at 8.30pm.

There will also be a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Friday and a 5pm show on Friday.

Tickets, priced £21.90-56.40, are available from 08448 717627 or via www.atgtickets.com

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