Lots of fun in store with Perse Players’ The Addams Family show
14 Nov 2019
Ed Green, who plays Mal
“Lots of jokes and lot of big numbers” are in store for audiences at the forthcoming Perse Players’ production of The Addams Family.
That is according to Ed Green (Lower Sixth), who plays the role of Mal in the musical comedy, which is being staged in the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre from 28 to 30 November.
The show is based on the famous 1960s TV series and subsequent hit 1990s films, centred on the eponymous mirthfully macabre family of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Wednesday Addams, with the Perse Players taking on the musical version, which was originally performed in 2010.
Ed said: “It’s a very funny piece. There’s a lot of fourth wall breaking with the audience and there will be lots of jokes and lots of big numbers. I’m so excited to get going!”
His character Mal – the father of Wednesday’s boyfriend – will be the source of many laughs, as he explains.
“Mal is a very uptight and controlling middle-aged dad, who has a difficult time understanding his son’s love interest or the Addams Family as a whole,” said Ed. “He’s not very with the times and he has a lot of jokes geared at him, which are just insults really!
Ed was part of the ensemble for Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2017 and Billy Elliot The Musical in 2018 and is relishing the chance to undertake his biggest role so far for a Perse Players production.
He said: “There have been a lot of rehearsals, but I just enjoy it so much. I could do it all day, every day.
“Being on stage singing and dancing is something I’ve always enjoyed but getting to meet and become friends with people of different age groups throughout the school is really great.”
“We’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of work has gone into the production and I think that will show when it comes to the performances.”
For The Addams Family ticket information and to book, click here.