Carrie Hope Fletcher, Samantha Womack and Les Dennis to star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK Tour

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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 (please see schedule below).

Samantha Womack will take on the role of Morticia Addams fresh from leaving BBC1’s EastEnders after nearly a decade as Ronnie Mitchell. Samantha has also played Tanya Dawson for three series of the hit comedy Mount Pleasant (Sky1) and, on film she will be reprising her role next summer as Michelle Unwin in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Her stage credits include Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific (Barbican Theatre & UK Tour), Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls opposite Patrick Swayze (Piccadilly Theatre) and Peter Hall’s production of Pinter’s Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath).

Les Dennis spent the last three years playing burglar-turned-Romeo, Michael Rodwell, in ITV’s Coronation Street. Immediately prior to starring in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, he will appear at the Menier Chocolate Factory in the musical She Loves Me. Les’s other stage credits include the musicals Me & My Girl, Chicago, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Hairspray. He took a hit one-man play Jigsy, to the Edinburgh Fringe and, in 2016, produced and starred in the sell-out 40th anniversary production of Alan Bleasdale’s Down the Dock Road at the Royal Court Liverpool.

Carrie Hope Fletcher’s recent theatre credits include Eponine in Les Misérables (London and Dubai), Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK & Ireland Tour), Beth in Jeff Wayne’s Arena Tour War of the Worlds, and Wind in the Willows (Regent‘s Park Open Air Theatre). In 2015, Carrie released her first book, All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, and her second book, On the Other Side, was released in July 2016.

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.

www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk 


2017 TOUR SCHEDULE

20-29 April 2017
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
www.edtheatres.com

9-13 May 2017
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

16-20 May 2017
New Wimbledon Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre

23-27 May 2017
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
www.marlowetheatre.com

30 May – 3 June 2017
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

6-10 June 2017
Birmingham Hippodrome www.birminghamhippodrome.com

13-17 June 2017
Theatre Royal, Bath
www.theatreroyal.org.uk

20-24 June 2017
Hall for Cornwall, Truro
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

27 June – 1 July 2017
Nottingham Theatre Royal
www.trch.co.uk

4-8 July 2017
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

18 – 29 July 2017
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
www.mayflower.org.uk

1-12 August 2017
Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
www.wmc.org.uk

15-26 August 2017
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
on sale 21 November
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

29 August – 9 September 2017
The Lowry, Salford
www.thelowry.com

12-16 September 2017
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
on sale 26 November
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

19-23 September 2017
Bristol Hippodrome
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

26-30 September 2017
New Victoria Theatre, Woking www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre

10-14 October 2017
Glasgow King’s Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

17-21 October 2017
Wolverhampton Grand
on sale 25 November
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

24-28 October 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

31 October – 4 November 2017
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
on sale 24 November
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Further tour dates to be announced.