St Neots VAMPS is presenting its version of the weird and wonderful The Addams Family at the Priory Centre next week.

This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. 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 wasn't upsetting enough, she 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. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

VAMPS was formed in 1961 as the St Neots and District Operatic Society, but changed its name in 1993 to reflect the musicals and variety concerts that they now perform. Each spring and autumn, the company stages a popular musical or a variety show.

The Addams Family production runs from November 12-14 at the Priory Centre and performances are at 7.30pm, with a child-friendly show on Saturday at 2.30pm.

INFO: Tickets are £12 for adults and concessions £8, from: www.thevamps.org/addams-family, or 07866 224769, or from the Priory Centre on 01480 388922. Adults £12, Concessions £8, Matinee all at £8.

VAMPS is looking for a director, musical director and choreographer for its next show, The Full Monty, which will be performed next April. Information is available on the Vamps Facebook page and website.

Pic cap: Emma Verney who plays Morticia and Hannah Williams who plays Wednesday - ready to do battle.