The Cecilians look to the Addams Family for latest show

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Isabelle Olsthoorn, Brian Henry, Charlie Barry, Gillian Hunt, Phil O'Neill in the Cecilians' Adams Family which runs this week in the Lime Tree
IT IS creepy, kooky and alogether ooky and it opens in the Lime Tree Theatre this Wednesday night.

IT IS creepy, kooky and alogether ooky and it opens in the Lime Tree Theatre this Wednesday night.

The Cecilian Musical Society is back with The Addams Family in a magnificently macabre take on the story - based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa - that had a hugely successful run on Broadway a few years ago.

It focuses on Wednesday Addams who, having fallen for a ‘normal boy’, causes consternation for her parents, bringing them face to face with his family. Everything changes when the families meet for dinner in the Addams’ mansion - with hilarious outcomes.

Cecilians’ chair Jamie Purcell says the show is unlike anything the society has done before and has “some outrageously funny parts”.

“The Cecilians haven’t done a show like this before, and moving towards our 100th year, we wanted to really push the boat out and do something different and funny,” he said.

“This really is one you wont want to miss. There are some outrageously funny parts in this show, we see the spooky and the ludicrous. However the best part of this production is the huge levels of talent on stage from all the cast and crew. Singing, dancing, acting and sheer comedy - this show has it all,” he added.

The Cecilians are also thrilled to have the triple threat of director Des Henn, choreographer Barbara Meany and musical director Shane Farrell at the helm of the production team, as well as technical director Brian Murphy overseeing the set design and construction.

“This team never fail to bring the best out of what this award winning amateur Limerick group has to offer,” adds Jamie.

The show runs nightly in the Lime Tree until Saturday.