Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

Addams Family musical swings into Manchester with two famous soap stars in tow

Addams Family musical swings into Manchester with two famous soap stars in tow

| By Edward Roberts

There are a few familiar faces in the mix in The Addams Family that’s just touched down in Manchester.

The musical – based on everyone’s favourite ‘creepy and kooky’ family – launched at The Lowry in Salford on Tuesday.

The cast is sure to excite audiences because it features not one but TWO former soap stars.  

Samantha Womack – best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders from 2007 to 2017 – plays the deliciously dark Morticia.

Meanwhile, Les Dennis is in the role of Uncle Fester.

The television personality was once was famed for Family Fortunes, but most recently tried his hand on the cobbles when he played Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street.

In the space of just two years he took part in some of the soap’s biggest storylines before bowing out once and for all in 2016.

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Other stars that ticket-holders might recognise include Cameron Blakely as Gomez and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday.

The production promises creepy, crawly antics along with a few laughs while it completes its multi-week stint in Manchester.

The plot details what happens when the devilish Wednesday falls head-over-heels in love with a boy.

There’s just one issue – he’s from a family that couldn’t be more different from Wednesday’s.

Set to the sounds of a live orchestra, the show follows how this innocent young man could possibly fit in with the Addams Family.

*The Addams Family is playing at The Lowry, Salford until Saturday, September 9. You can buy tickets HERE.