United Theatrical, Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited present, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. The UK & Ireland Tour, which will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20th April 2017, will be directed by Matthew White.
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.
The original Broadway production, starring Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, ran for just under two years at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production also toured the US and international productions have been seen in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Marshall Brickman wrote or co-wrote the film screenplays for Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys and Intersection, and was head writer for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Rick Elice’s play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine nominations and won five 2012 Tony Awards. Andrew Lippa wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical, Big Fish, the music for the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention and the book, music and lyrics for the Drama Desk award-winning musical The Wild Party. He wrote the song called ‘Evil Like Me’, which was sung by Dove Cameron and Kristin Chenoweth in the 2015 Disney filmDescendants.
British director Matthew White has directed the recent UK Tour of The Producers, the UK Tour and West End run ofTop Hat, and, for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Candide, Sweet Charity (and West End) and Little Shop of Horrors(and West End).
THE ADDAMS FAMILY is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
20-29 April 2017 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on sale 5 September 2016
www.edtheatres.com 0131 529 6000
9-13 May 2017 Royal & Derngate, Northampton on sale 19 September 2016
www.royalandderngate.co.uk 01604 624811
23-27 May 2017 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on sale 5 September 2016
www.marlowetheatre.com 01227 787787
30 May – 3 June 2017 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on sale 21 September 2016
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk 01702 351 135
6-10 June 2017 Birmingham Hippodrome on sale 12 September 2016
www.birminghamhippodrome.com 0844 338 5000
20-24 June 2017 Hall for Cornwall, Truro on sale soon
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 01872 262466
27 June – 1 July 2017 Nottingham Theatre Royal on sale 12 September 2016
www.trch.co.uk 0115 989 5555
4-8 July 2017 The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on sale 12 September 2016
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk 01274 432000
18 – 29 July 2017 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on sale 9 September 2016
www.mayflower.org.uk 02380 711811
1-12 August 2017 Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre on sale 30 September 2016
http://www.wmc.org.uk/ 029 2063 6464
15-26 August 2017 Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin on sale 28 October 2016
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie 0844 847 2455
29 August – 9 September 2017 The Lowry, Salford on sale 9 September 2016
www.thelowry.com/ 0843 208 6000
Further tour dates to be announced.
For further information, please visit http://www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk/ Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK