A spooky evening awaits theatre-goers in Harpenden next week as Harpenden Musical Theatre Company perform The Addams Family, an original story based on the characters from the 1960s television series.

The show’s story centres around every father’s worst nightmare come to life.Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

What happens when the whole Addams family host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents? Will they all live happily ever after, or will all hell break loose?

Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Tuesday, October 8, to Saturday, October 12. Details: 01582 767525 harpendenmusicaltheatre.com