Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely re-cast in new tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY (but who will play Wednesday?)
It was announced this week that Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely will revive their much loved roles as Morticia and Gomez Addams in the new UK & Ireland Tour of the West End Wilma Award winning musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Wednesday Addams is a young woman and has fallen in love with a boy called Lucas. They are going to be married but there is just one obstacle in their way. The two, seemingly different, sets of parents have to meet first. If you know the Addams Family then you will know that acting normal is not something they are good at but when Wednesday begs them to act like a regular american family, they do their best but with disasterous and hilarious concequences. All they have to get through is one dinner together, which is surely possible. Until Morticia mentions playing ‘the game’ that is! Can these two families get along for the sake of their children? Or will they perhaps realise they have more in common than they think?
Further casting is to be announced. Let me know who you would like to see cast in the other roles.
My money is on Evelyn Hoskins to play Wednesday. She would be perfect! Although Carrie Hope Fletcher (who played the role on the previous tour) finishes her run in Les Miserables the week before this tour starts, so perhaps she will take on the role again.
What do you think? Would you like to see Carrie back in the role or someone new?
The Addams Family Tour Dates
30 July – 8 August
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
Glasgow King’s Theatre
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
The Alexandra, Birmingham
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
29 September – 3 October
New Wimbledon Theatre
Nottingham Theatre Royal
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
The Lowry, Salford
10 – 14 November
New Theatre, Oxford
Photo: Matt Martin