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Ipswich boy to play Pugsley in The Addams Family musical

STAGE STAR: Jaxon Graham-Wilson will play Pugsley in the Capitol Theatre production of the The Addams Family - The Broadway Musical; (inset) Ken Weatherwax as Pugsley Addams in the 1960s TV series.
STAGE STAR: Jaxon Graham-Wilson will play Pugsley in the Capitol Theatre production of the The Addams Family - The Broadway Musical; (inset) Ken Weatherwax as Pugsley Addams in the 1960s TV series. Contributed

THEY'RE creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, and an Ipswich boy has joined them; the Addams Family.

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Young Ipswich Grammar School student Jaxon Graham-Wilson has been chosen to play Pugsley in Sydney's Capitol Theatre production of The Addams Family - The Broadway Musical.

Landing the role came as an early birthday surprise for Jaxon, who turns 14 tomorrow.

"I've know for a while, but I had to keep it quiet until Sunday, when it was properly announced," Jaxon said. "I flew down to Sydney to audition after my mum found out about it, and we went back down last Monday to do the photo shoot with the other Pugsleys."

Jaxon will star alongside well-known actors John Waters and Russell Dykstra in the show.

The Collingwood Park boy said he would have no trouble getting into the character of Pugsley, Gomez and Morticia's son and brother to Wednesday.

"I've watched all the movies and TV shows and I saw the original cast on Broadway," he said.

Jaxon said he loved the "creepy" nature of the family.

"Pugsley is a bit devious and loves torturing his sister, so I'm basically always in character when I'm annoying my own sister," he joked.

The Addams Family production opens next March, and Jaxon will move to Sydney for nine months with his mother and sister.

"I'll be doing distance ed and my sister will go to school," he said.

"I want to travel and do shows when I'm older so this is exciting."

Family Facts

  • The Addams Family was created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.
  • It was first developed into a television series in the 1960s, and has since inspired films, books, videos and a musical.

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