Duncraig boy portrays Pugsley in The Addams Family


Paul Reed, Holly Denton, Declan Roden, Callum Siegmund-Bant, Rosie McGavock, Charlie Martin and Ruby Reye are appearing in The Addams Family. Picture: Jarrad Sharman
Paul Reed, Holly Denton, Declan Roden, Callum Siegmund-Bant, Rosie McGavock, Charlie Martin and Ruby Reye are appearing in The Addams Family. Picture: Jarrad Sharman

DUNCRAIG 11-year-old Charlie Martin is taking on the creepy and the kooky as part of a new musical based on The Addams Family.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre, it features an original story as Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness and all grown up, falls in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family.

She confides in her father Gomez and begs him not to tell her mother, which means Gomez must do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his beloved Morticia.

Things are destined to change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s boyfriend and his parents.

Martin plays Pugsley, the youngest member of the Addams Family.

“He is somewhat deviant and loves being tortured by his sister Wednesday,” he said.

“But Pugsley is distraught that Wednesday has met someone and fallen in love because he’s worried she will no longer find time to torture him.

“I’m the only child in an otherwise all-adult cast, which felt slightly intimidating at first but I’m loving it now,” he said.

Director Ryan S. McNally said he loved the musical adaptation of The Addams Family had taken elements from a range of sources.

“It’s a show full of references from the movies, TV series and even back to the single-panel cartoons from the 1920s,” he said.

The Addams Family plays at 8pm, November 24-26, December 1-3, 8-10 and 2pm, December 4. Tickets from www.darkpsychicproductions.com or on 0422 394 749.

Raffle and program sales, along with funds raised from other activities, will go to Cystic Fibrosis WA.