GRANT McIntyre didn’t spend nights as a child dreaming he would one day play the role of Pugsley in The Addams Family.

But when he heard the theatre role was being cast he was onto it faster than you could say ‘Uncle Fester!’

“When I was younger I watched the Addams Family films,” Grant recalls.

“I watched the old television series on YouTube and when I heard producers were casting I knew it was the part I wanted.”

He adds; “I wasn’t prepared to let it escape. I love the characters, the music and I knew this would be a massive commercial tour.”

The Addams Family came to life in 1938 in a series of comic strips in the New Yorker, by Charles Addams.

The cartoons featuring the weird world of the Gothic characters became a TV series in the sixties and were later transferred onto film.

Now, the theatre show is take audiences into the deliciously dark, undead world of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester.

The 25 year-old actor reveals the new touring show takes it’s tone from the original TV sixties TV series.

“That is the feel the director has been trying to capture,” he says.

“And it really works.

The theatre storyline features the romance between Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness and a very nice young man from a very respectable family.

How will her parents react to the news she’s dating a normal boy?

What will happen when the two families come together?

And how does this affect Pugsley?

“That’s the fun part for me,” says Grant.

“I wanted to bring my own approach to playing him so I factored in the fact that his sister falls in love - but he’s on the cusp of being a teenager and so he’s a bit lost.

“She has replaced him, in his head, with this new boyfriend, and he’s not happy at all. It all makes for great comedy.”

How does a 25 year-old get himself into the mindset of the confused Pugsley?

“Well, he’s mischievous, and as a child I was Pugsley,” Grant says, grinning.

“I was a bit wild. And I find it quite easy to become him.”

He adds, laughing; “My mum and dad will argue I’m not acting in this at all, I’m just playing myself.”

It doesn’t matter about the age difference, that he is playing a teenager?

“He’s in his early teens and because it’s theatre I can just about get away with it.”

Growing up in Alloa, Grant began acting at the age of eight, when he attended local youth theatre.

“It started out as a hobby but I learned quickly it was something I really enjoyed.”

While in high school, he auditioned for the Dance School of Scotland in Knighstwood and was accepted.

Grant then applied to Arts Ed drama college in London, and was accepted. At this point he believed he could make a career of performance.

But did he have a leaning for musical theatre?

“The reality is I didn’t start singing until I went to Knightswood, and then aged sixteen I got into it a whole lot more, thanks to a very good teacher.

How did he come to be accepted by a musical theatre school when he hadn’t gone there with a musical background, or any discernible musical talent?

“I think I was winging it,” he says, grinning.

Grant, who starred as Aladdin in Glasgow panto two years ago and has worked at the National Theatre in London, is now based in London.

And while success can be savoured at the moment, he appreciates the business is tough.

“When you choose this career you know what you are signing up for.

“But right now I’m in a show I love.”

When he signed up for the Addams Family, which has a story written by Jersey Boys creators Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Grant had no idea a special bonus would be on the cards.

At the end of the run, the show goes to Singapore for three weeks.

“That will be fantastic,” he says.

“When I signed up for the tour we had no idea the show would be going to the Far East.

“So we’ll be going out there to perform and then I’ll be home for Christmas.”

The touring show stars Les Dennis as Uncle Fester, Samantha Womack as Morticia and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday.

“The show is a musical comedy so it guarantees a good laugh,” says Grant.

“But it’s a musical and you can expect amazing songs.”

And here he is being paid for simply playing himself?

“I know,” he says, laughing. “Great, isn’t it.”

• The Addams Family, The King’s Theatre, October 10-14.