Port Stephens’ Phipps siblings work together on final YPT show

Cast of The Addams Family Young @ Part, Bridget Phipps as Morticia Addams, Mabel Moras Young as Pugsley, Jackson Archer as Gomez and Amelia Accardi as Wednesday. Photo: Sophie Frazer


THE Addams Family Young @ Part is a Young People’s Theatre production with shows from 7 April until 24 April 2021.

The production features two wonderful Port Stephens’ siblings, with key roles.

Harold Phipps will be directing his final Young People’s Theatre show, as he has been accepted into NIDA in Sydney.

His youngest sister, Bridget Phipps will be playing the role of Morticia Addams in the creepy cast.

“Addams Family will be our first show with a 100% capacity since COVID-19 started.

“Last year I co-directed a production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we weren’t able to have a full auditorium for that show, but we knew we still wanted to present it.

“We had worked so hard on it, and it was such a special show to everyone involved,” Harold Phipps said.

“We started talking about The Addams Family last year, and so it’s certainly been a big journey.

“It wasn’t until about January this year that we really started doing intense rehearsals.

“We tried to flesh as much out in those few weeks before we went on holidays.

“The entire cast and production team are incredibly talented and I am so fortunate to be directing this as my final show,” Harold said.

Harold has been offered a place at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, and will be saying goodbye to Young People’s Theatre after many years of working with the production company and drama school.

Bridget is currently undertaking her High School Certificate, whilst graduating from the prestigious Talent Development Program, following in the steps of previous graduates including Morgan Evans, Sam Fischer and Angus and Julia Stone.

The entire Phipps family are no strangers to performing, with one a member of the Tasmanian Ballet, and others musical theatre performers, actors and singers, the four siblings are remarkably talented.

“YPT full stop has always been such a family to me, and it’s never felt weird working with my siblings.

“The whole company has such a special family connection,” Harold told News Of The Area.

Tickets for the Addams Family Young @ Part are available from the Young People’s Theatre Website: https://ypt.org.au/bookings/.



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