Rescheduled dates have been announced for the anticipated UK and Ireland tour of The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy, now beginning at New Victoria Theatre, Woking, in August.
Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely have also been announced to reprise their roles as Morticia and Gomez Addams. Further casting includes Kingsley Morton as Wednesday Addams, Grant McIntyre as Pugsley Addams, Valda Aviks as Grandma, Sean Kingsley as Mal Beineke and Kara Lane as Alice Beineke.
Also in the cast will be Abigail Brodie, Sophie Hutchinson, Luke Byrne, Matthew Ives and Sean Lopeman, with additional casting yet to be announced.
With book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and based on the characters created by Charles Addams, The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy follows Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, who 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…
The production is directed by Matthew White, with choreography by Alistair David, production design by Diego Pitarch, orchestrations by Richard Beadle, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Richard Brooker and casting by Jane Deitch.
The 2021 UK Tour is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
2021 dates and venues include New Victoria Woking from 17 t0 21 August, Milton Keynes Theatre from 31 August to 4 September, The Orchard Theatre, Dartford from 7 to 11 September, The Lowry, Salford, from 14 to 18 September, Glasgow King’s Theatre from 21 to 25 September, Stoke Regent Theatre from 12 to 16 October, Liverpool Empire from 19 to 23 October, Nottingham Theatre Royal from 9 to 13 November, New Theatre, Cardiff, from 16 to 20 November and Sheffield Lyceum Theatre from 23 to 27 November.
Dates for 2022 include The Alexandra, Birmingham, from 18 to 22 January, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, from 25 to 29 January, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, from 1 to 5 February, Newcastle Theatre Royal from 8 to 12 February, New Theatre, Oxford, from 15 to 19 February and Churchill Theatre, Bromley, from 1 to 5 March.
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