A musical comedy based on Charles Addams’ gothic characters will take to stages across the UK and Ireland from July.
The Addams Family began life as cartoons drawn by Charles Addams in 1938, going on to inspire numerous animated adaptations, films and books. Later came a musical interpretation that appeared on Broadway back in 2010, and is now set to make its way around the UK and Ireland for the first time.
The family, who enjoy all things macabre and gothic, are made up of husband and wife Gomez and Morticia and their two children, Wednesday and Pugsley. In the musical, Wednesday – ‘the ultimate princess of darkness’ – has fallen in love with a ‘normal’ young man from a respected family. The story follows the comedic consequences of the two families meeting for dinner.
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Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely will reprise their roles as Morticia and Gomez, following a successful premiere run in 2017. Samantha Womack is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, and has also starred in the stage adaptation of The Girl on the Train. Audiences might recognise Cameron Blakely as Thenardier in the West End’s Les Miserables, or from his appearances at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.
Tickets are now available for the tour, which opens at the Newcastle Theatre Royal on 30th July with performances running to 8th August. It will then head to the following venues:
Liverpool Empire, 11th – 15th August
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin: 18th – 22nd August
Glasgow King’s Theatre: 25th – 29th August
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen: 1st – 5th September
The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham: 8th – 12th September
Northampton Royal & Derngate: 15th – 19th September
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre: 6th – 10th October
Nottingham Theatre Royal: 13th – 17th October
New Victoria Theatre, Woking: 20th – 24th October
Churchill Theatre, Bromley: 27th – 31st October
The Lowry, Salford: 3rd – 7th November
New Theatre, Oxford: 10th – 14th November
Matthew White is confirmed as the musical’s director following work on Mr Stink, Carousel, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Find out more at www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk. Groups should contact specific venues for information on group bookings.