22nd - 26th November 2022
Batley Town Hall
"Death is Just Around the Corner!"
Cleckheaton and Spenborough AODS are incredibly excited to be performing this fun, family musical. Directed by Dean Patrick with Ian Abbot as musical director.
The show tells the story of Wednesday Addams who is a fully grown teenager, as she tries to introduce her new 'normal' boyfriend and his family to her somewhat 'unusual' relatives. What could go wrong!?!
We are delighted to announce the following cast who will be supported by a whole host of talented ensemble.
Gomez - Fraser Sugden
Morticia - Helen Burton
Fester - Jason Reynolds
Wednesday - Sophie Hardill
Grandma - Michelle Bates
Pugsley - Mia Bates
Lucas Beineke - Joe Smith
Alice Beineke - Angela Fisher
Mal Beineke - John Fisher
Gomez - Played by Fraser Sugden
Fraser has worked as a director, choreographer and actor (for more years than he will admit) with many companies across Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Some of his Directing/Choreography credits are Return to the Forbidden Planet, Girls Night, Oklahoma! and Godspell. Some of his favourite acting credits include Kipps - Half A Sixpence, Don Lockwood - Singing In The Rain, Curly - Oklahoma! And of course Og - Finians Rainbow, which Fraser played with Spen AODS all the way back in 1998! Wow!!! He doesn't look a day over 21!
Lucas Beineke - Played by Joe Smith
Joe Smith is currently studying classical composition at Leeds Conservatoire. He started singing at a young age and has sung with a variety of groups including Futurist Theatre Company, Concentio and Leeds Musical Theatre Choir. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer in “Plague”, which won the award for “Best Overall Show” at the fringe from the Derek Awards. Joe has performed with his local pantomime group, Bramley Parish Theatre Players, since the age of 5. Here he has taken on many daft lad characters and this year is assistant musical director alongside playing the part of Simple Simon in Jack and the Beanstalk. He has never performed with Cleckheaton and Spenborough AODS before but is excited to be playing the part of Lucas!
Morticia Addams - Played by Helen Burton
Helen has been involved in amateur theatre for over 20 years. She has
played roles in many musicals including The Sound of Music, Me and My Girl,
RENT and Calamity Jane. Her favourite role was when she played Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also turned her talents to directing shows. Her daughter 'Millie' is now following in her footsteps. Helen has performed with Cleckheaton and Spenborough before and we cannot wait to see her on stage again in her principal role of Morticia!
Mal Beineke - Played by John Fisher
John immersed himself into the world of amateur theatre by bravely baring all
in our production of ‘The Full Monty’ in 2010. Appearing in 2 or 3 shows a year
since, with the exception of our absence due to Covid-19.
His favourite characters played to date include: Lieutenant Gruber in ‘Allo Allo’,
Mr Hutchinson, a spoon salesman, in the ‘Fawlty Towers’ episode ‘The Hotel
Inspectors’ and more recently, for the second time, the swearing farmer Owen
Newitt in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.
An exciting first this time around for John as he takes on the part of Mal
Bieneke, playing opposite his “off” stage wife, Angela, aka Alice Bieneke on
stage for the first time.
Wednesday Addams - Played by Sophie Hardill
Sophie has loved musical theatre ever since her first role as Annie and has
been involved in many productions throughout the year. She has played many
principal roles including Cosette in Les Miserables, Jemima in Cats and
Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. She is extremely excited to be
returning to Spenborough Amateurs playing Wednesday Addams.