Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY gets its UK & Irish premiere next year and initial casting has just been announced. Samantha Womack, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Les Dennis have joined the family as Morticia, Wednesday and Uncle Fester. But which of your #StageFaves will get to be Gomez...?!
Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Further casting is to be announced.
The UK & Ireland Tour will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, with a national press night at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 16 May. New tour dates have been added.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family! Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. All the usual clan are present – Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley et al.
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice co-wrote the book for the multi award-winning Jersey Boys.
The UK & Ireland Tour will be directed by Matthew White. The production will be designed by Diego Pitarch, with musical supervision by Richard Beadle, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and musical direction by Andrew Hilton.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK & Ireland Tour is produced by United Theatrical, Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Following Edinburgh, the tour visits Northampton, Wimbledon, Canterbury, Southend, Birmingham, Bath, Truro, Nottingham, Bradford, Southampton, Cardiff, Dublin, Salford, Sheffield, Bristol, Woking, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes and Dartford, with further dates to be announced.