WEST End star, best selling author and internet sensation - it’s hard to believe that Carrie Hope Fletcher is only 24 given how much she has already achieved in her life.

And now she’s adding to her impressive CV by bringing Wednesday Addams, the crossbow-wielding, torture-loving daughter of Morticia and Gomez Adams, to life.

The Addams Family is touring the UK for the first time and comes to the Lowry, Salford Quays at the end of the month.

As a result of her YouTube channel - It’s Way Past My Bedtime - which is regularly watched by over half a million viewers in which she shares advice, tips and almost every aspect of her life - and her book All I Know Now, Carrie has been described as “everyone’s favourite big sister”.

So how does she fancy having Wednesday as part of the family?

“Not a chance,” she laughed. “The moment you annoyed her, she’d have you on the rack she keeps in the basement.”

The Addams Family is a musical version of the cult Sixties TV series about the ultimate dysfunctional family and includes all the popular characters including Lurch the Butler, Uncle Fester - played by Les Dennis - and Thing.

“Wednesday is a great role to play,” said Carrie, “She’s just mad. The thing with Addams Family is that they are a family based on love and truth and honesty and showing affection towards each other. It’s just the rest of the world that doesn’t understand that, so the rest of the world is out of synch with them.

“In both the TV series and the later movie, Wednesday is a lot younger than she is in this show.

“This is the first time we have seen her as an 18-year-old, She thinks she’s a grown up – albeit one with a crossbow- but it’s the first time seen her as an adult of sorts.

“And she’s fallen in love which I don’t think anyone of us ever saw coming.”

The object of her desires is the slightly geeky Lucas Benieke.

“There is this wonderful conflict,” said Carrie. “Usually Wednesday’s torturing her brother in the basement of the mansion and being very dark and deadpan and macabre and now she wants to go to Disneyworld and when she shoots things with her crossbow she feels bad about it which she’s never done before.

“It is so much fun to play so much conflict on stage.”

That conflict comes to a head when Lucas and his parents are invited to the Addams family mansion for dinner.

“I remember being a teenager and falling in love for the first time and it was the most intense thing in the world,” said Carrie. “When you are 17 and you fancy someone it completely takes over, it’s an all consuming feeling at that age. Normally Wednesday is very confident in who she is, but now she’s having a wobble. She knows that her family are a bit mad and all she wants is for this one night for everything to go right when her boyfriend’s family meets her family.”

Carrie was destined to become a star of the stage. She made her West End debut, aged seven, as Young Eponine in Les Misérables. In 2013 she returned to the show, this time as the older Eponine. She was also in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when she was nine playing Jemima Potts returning to that show in 2016 to play Truly Scrumptious.

“The way this is going I’ll be back in the Addams Family as Morticia in a few years,” she laughed, “or maybe even Grandma!”.

Her brother Tom is the lead singer of the band McFly and is a successful children’s author.

This summer, Carrie released her second novel, All That She Can See, and she’s already working on a third.

So how does she find the time?

“I get bored really quickly,” she said. “If there is even 20 minutes spare I need to do something. That’s how I ended up writing various books and making the vlogs.

“I write on train journeys when we’re travelling from one theatre to another.”

All That She Can See is probably the first novel based on baked goods.

“It’s about a girl who can put her feelings into things she bakes,” said Carrie. “She feeds them to people to try and make them feel better about their lives.

“I do love a bit of magic. I enjoy the real world and enjoy setting things in this world but I like the idea of magic just lurking around every corner.”

Clearly theatre lovers have discovered the magic in The Addams Family.

“It is already becoming something of a cult show,” said Carrie. “We have had several Wednesdays turn up in the audience and we’ve even had a Lucas.

“We are all having so much fun with it. I’ve got to say that I’ve never seen a cast so much in love with a show before.”

The Addams Family, the Lowry, Salford Quays, Tuesday, August 29 to Saturday, September 9. Details from 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com