Casting announcement for The Addams Family
Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher join the kookiest family around on the UK & Ireland Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family.’
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. The Tour will arrive at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham on Tuesday 27 June and run until Saturday 1 July.
It has just been announced that Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester, and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish Tour 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.
Samantha Womack will take on the role of Morticia Addams fresh from leaving BBC1’s EastEnders after nearly a decade as Ronnie Mitchell. Her stage credits include Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific (Barbican Theatre & UK Tour), and Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls opposite Patrick Swayze (Piccadilly Theatre).
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.
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.
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice co-wrote the book for the multi award-winning Jersey Boys and have worked on numerous other award-winning productions. The UK & Ireland Tour will be directed by Matthew White, who is currently directing She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where he also directed Candide, Sweet Charity (and West End) and Little Shop of Horrors (and West End). Choreography will be by Alistair David, who directed and choreographed Robbie Williams’s worldwide concert tour Swings Both Ways; and the production will be designed by Diego Pitarch, with musical supervision by Richard Beadle, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and musical direction by Andrew Hilton.
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.