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The Addams Family – A New Musical

1 June 2023 @ 7.30 pm10.15 pm

AED 150

MTDXB (Musical Theatre Dubai) is – as far as we know – the first and only adult theatre group in Dubai to specialise in musicals. Formed in 2021, they have done four performances to date, and they tend to be best-of cabaret-type shows like this one; but the team has managed to gather an impressive addressbook of once-pro and semi-pro performers, mostly from Britain, who between them can boast of a wealth of experience.

So this full-scale exercise should be good. It’s an original story (book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa) that provides a sequel to the original Addams Family story. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And 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 …

Claire Bennett directs, the musical director is Adam Laird. The production has a cast of 50, a live 12-piece band, and a “stunning” professionally built set. We’re promised “a number of showstopper songs” (when we saw a version of the show a while ago we counted around 20 of them, and particularly liked the Move Towards the Darkness finale) “and elaborate dance routines”. Sounds like a load of fun …

There are further performances at 7.30pm on 2 and 3 June, with a 2.30 matinée on the Saturday too.


1 June 2023
7.30 pm — 10.15 pm
AED 150
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Sunmarke School
Jumeirah Village Triangle
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