Introducing our Addams Family Cast!

Owen Berry - Gomez Addams

Owen joined IODS Theatre Company 5 years ago playing the role of Ali Hakim in ‘Oklahoma’ (Ipswich Regent). Since then Owen has enjoyed being a member of the ensemble in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ (New Wolsey), ensemble in ‘Sounds Familiar’ (St Peters by the Waterfront) & ‘Sounds like Christmas’ (St Peters by the Waterfront) where he very much enjoyed being a member of the production team!

Owen was also very proud to take on his first directing role with ‘My Fair Lady’ which played at the Ipswich Regent last year, but is now thrilled to be back on the stage as Gomez Addams.

Previous roles include:-

Fagin in ‘Oliver!’ With The Coop Juniors (New Wolsey)

Corny Collins in ‘Hairspray’ with The Gallery Players (New Wolsey)

Lumiere in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with The Coop Juniors (Ipswich Regent)

Charlotte Curtis - Morticia Addams

Morticia is a dream role for Charlotte: “The show has gorgeously dark humour and the ensemble numbers are fantastic fun but for me the best things will be the tango with my Gomez, Owen, and taking on Morticia’s iconic look!” 

Charlotte joined IODS in 2014 and has played Mary in Sunset Boulevard, Gertie in Oklahoma!, and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz as well as being featured ensemble in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Renee) and My Fair Lady (Maid). 

With other companies Charlotte has had roles as: Sarah in Guys & Dolls (WWAOS), Helen in The Vortex (Paper Lantern), Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall (Gallery Players), and Mrs Hurst in Far From The Madding Crowd (Gallery Players).

Shay Sharp-Ling &
Oliver Jenkins
as Pugsley Addams

Shay started performing 2 years ago when he joined Pauline Quirke Academy Ipswich. He also has singing lessons with Alex Johnson an Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholar, whilst training at Mountview. Theatre experience: Pauline Quirke Academy productions: The Lazy Ace in Shaftsbury Avenue, London- Ensemble, How the Grinch stole Christmas- Ensemble and Hairspray jr- Ensemble. CBM Theatre Productions: Bugsy Malone- Lt O’Dreary and Ensemble (Felixstowe Spa Pavilion), High School Musical- Mongo and Ensemble (Felixstowe Spa Pavilion) and What’s a Musical? - Billy Elliot (Electricity) and Ensemble.

‘This is my first IODS production and I am excited to play the role of Pugsley. I like playing comedy roles as I find they suit my cheeky personality. I have a real passion for singing and combining this with Pugsley’s characteristics is a real opportunity for me to share with everyone.’

Oliver attends PQA Ipswich, which he goes to every Saturday. He has performed ‪Into The Woods‬, Hairspray, Grinchmas & various other showcase productions with them. He also got to perform in the West End and be part of the choir that sang with G4 on two of their tours last year!

He is a member of CBM Theatre & has performed Bugsy Malone & High School Musical at The Spa with them. He also enjoyed being in the Ensemble for The Wizard of Oz with IODS.

‘I am so happy & excited to have been chosen to play Pugsley, I cannot wait to start rehearsing & being on stage in June!!!’

Ryan Cope - Lurch

Ryan is thrilled to be playing the role of Lurch, making his theatrical debut with IODS Theatre Company. Ryan appeared in Mad Hatters production of ‘Big Fish’  at the Headgate Theatre in Colchester in March 2019.

Previous roles include Darryl in Witches of Eastwick during his second year at college.

Being tall already, Ryan will be the perfect stature for the looming figure of Lurch and he can’t wait to get practicing on stilts! 

Tom Mayhew - Uncle Fester

Tom is really looking forward to performing with IODS Theatre Company again for The Addams Family after his appearance as Freddy in My Fair Lady last year.

Previous roles include:

Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (IODS Theatre Company - Ipswich Regent)
Link Larkin in Hairspray (Gallery Players - New Wolsey Theatre)
Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (Paper Lantern Theatre Company - Sir John Mills Theatre/Headgate Theatre Colchester)
Georg in Spring Awakening (Gallery Players - New Wolsey Theatre)
Rapunzels Prince in Into The Woods (Gallery Players - New Wolsey Theatre)
Emmo in Our House (Gallery Players - New Wolsey Theatre)
Robbie in A Man of No Importance (Gallery Players - Sir John Mills Theatre)
Rudge in History Boys (Gallery Players - Sir John Mills Theatre)
Danny in Jumpers for Goalposts (Gallery Players - Sir John Mills Theatre/Headgate Theatre Colchester)

Ensemble work includes Love Story (New Wolsey, Gallery Players), Follies (New Wolsey, Gallery Players), Oh What a Lovely War (Sir John Mills, Gallery Players).

Tom has also appeared in pantomimes for The Dennis Lowe Theatre Company at the Spa Pavilion, including the title role of Aladdin and Prince Charming in Cinderella.