ELO returns to Ardhowen with ‘The Addams Family’

THE ENNISKILLEN Light Operatic (ELO) returns to the Ardhowen Theatre this week with The Addams Family Musical.
A fun adaptation of the story of the quirky and spooky family, created by Charles Addams in 1938, the production will be the ELO’s 23rd show in the Ardhowen.
As always, it has assembled a superb cast of local talent to take on the famous role s of Morticia and Gomez, Pugsley, Wednesday, and the rest of the mysterious clan.
The ELO production will centre on Wednesday Addams, who is in love with Lucas Beineke, a boy from a “normal” family. Wednesday invites Lucas and his parents to dinner so that the families can get to know each other, and chaos follows.
Co-director Danielle Gallagher said it was a fun, kooky, yet tender show, which highlighted the value of family, love and acceptance.
“It’s a fantastic show, the music is beautiful and it’s very funny,” she said.
“Our cast have worked their socks off and are putting in amazing performances.”
The ELO’s Wednesday will be played by Laura Hughes. Laura is no stranger to the ELO, having previous played Sr Mary Robert in last year’s Fermanagh Musical Theatre production of Sister Act.
Playing opposite Laura is Rhys Hopkins as Lucas.  Rhys is fresh from a highly successful run in Erne Integrated Colleges’ production of Back to the Eighties.
In the iconic roles of Gomez and Morticia are Jack Francis and Brenda Swift.  Jack has impressed Fermanagh audiences with recent performances in Sive and Antigone, whilst Brenda makes a very welcome return to ELO after a three year hiatus.
The Addams Family runs in the Ardhowen Theatre from tomorrow, Thursday, November 28th until Saturday, December 7th.  Tickets are available from the Ardhowen box office on 66325440 or online at

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