Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the musical comedy, The Addams Family.
Cameron Blakely will be joining the family in the role of Gomez Addams. Cameron’s previous theatre credits include the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables, a role he played for two years in London’s West End. Cameron was also part of the 25th Anniversary at the O2, where he played Bamatabois. Other credits include Smee in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan at the Adelphi Theatre and Fagin in Oliver! at The Watermill Theatre. He has also appeared in many productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew.
Also joining the family is Valda Aviks in the role of Grandma Addams. Her previous theatre credits include Mrs Meeker in Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre/Menier Chocolate Factory), Barushka in Once(Dublin/ Phoenix Theatre) and Granny in Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
Charlotte Page will play Alice Beineke. Her previous theatre credits include the role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera (London West End), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory), the UK tour of Pygmalion for Theatre Royal Bath and Follies in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Dale Rapley will play the role of Mal Beineke. His previous theatre credits include King John (Rose Theatre Kingston), Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown (West End), The Wizard in Wicked (UK tour), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and for the RSC.
Grant McIntyre will be playing the role of Pugsley Addams in his first UK tour, following recent roles in We are Here at the National Theatre and Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Dickon Gough will play Lurch. His previous credits include Pirates of Penzance at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on National tour, Carmen, Krol Roger, Guillaume Tell and Die Fliegende Hollander (Royal Opera House), and Dulcamara and L’Elisir d’Amore (Ravenna Festival, Italy).
Oliver Ormson will appear as Lucas Beineke. Most recently, he played Elder Price in The Book of Mormon in the West End.
In addition, the ensemble includes Kathryn Barnes, Jessica Buckby, Perola Congo, Gavin Eden, Jacob Fisher, Christopher D Hunt, Kirsty Ingram, Rhona McGregor, Scott Paige and Jak Skelly.
They will all be joining the previously announced Samantha Womack (BBC 1’s Eastenders, Sky 1’s Mount Pleasant, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls) as Morticia Addams, Les Dennis (Coronation Street, Chicago, Hairspray) as Uncle Fester and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Wednesday Addams.
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 Addams Family will be directed by Matthew White, with choreography by Alistair David, production design by Diego Pitarch, musical supervision by Richard Beadle, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and musical direction by Andrew Hilton. Book is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK & Ireland Tour is produced by Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. The UK Tour will open in Edinburgh on 20 April 2017.
For further information, please visit www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE
20-29 April 2017 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on sale
www.edtheatres.com 0131 529 6000
9-13 May 2017 Royal & Derngate, Northampton on sale
www.royalandderngate.co.uk 01604 624811
16-20 May 2017 New Wimbledon Theatre on sale
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre 0844 871 7646
23-27 May 2017 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on sale
www.marlowetheatre.com 01227 787787
30 May – 3 June 2017 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on sale
www.southendtheatres.org.uk 01702 351 135
6-10 June 2017 Birmingham Hippodrome on sale
www.birminghamhippodrome.com 0844 338 5000
13-17 June 2017 Theatre Royal, Bath on sale
www.theatreroyal.org.uk 01225 448844
20-24 June 2017 Hall for Cornwall, Truro on sale
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 01872 262466
27 June – 1 July 2017 Nottingham Theatre Royal on sale
www.trch.co.uk 0115 989 5555
4-8 July 2017 The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on sale
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk 01274 432000
18 – 29 July 2017 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on sale
www.mayflower.org.uk 02380 711811
1-12 August 2017 Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre on sale
www.wmc.org.uk 029 2063 6464
15-26 August 2017 Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin on sale 21 November
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie 0844 847 2455
29 August – 9 September 2017 The Lowry, Salford on sale
www.thelowry.com 0843 208 6000
12-16 September 2017 Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield on sale 26 November
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk 0114 249 6000
19-23 September 2017 Bristol Hippodrome on sale soon
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome 0844 871 3012
26-30 September 2017 New Victoria Theatre, Woking on sale soon
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre 0844 871 7645
10-14 October 2017 Glasgow King’s Theatre on sale soon
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre 0844 871 7648
17-21 October 2017 Wolverhampton Grand on sale 25 November
www.grandtheatre.co.uk 01902 429 212
24-28 October 2017 Milton Keynes Theatre on sale soon
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre 0844 871 7652
31 October – 4 November 2017 Orchard Theatre, Dartford on sale 24 November
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk 01322 220000
Further tour dates to be announced.