They’re creepy and they’re kooky. The family is now complete with the signing of Cameron Blakely to play Gomez in the upcoming UK tour of the comedy musical The Addams Family.
Blakely (Les Misérables, Peter Pan, Oliver!) and Valda Aviks, who will play Grandma Addams, are the last to be cast. They join Samantha Womack, who plays Morticia and Les Dennis (Uncle Fester), Charlotte Page, Dale Rapley, Grant McIntyre and Oliver Ormson. Dickon Gough will play Lurch and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) is Wednesday Addams.
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.
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. The 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 tour starts in Edinburgh next April.
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE
20-29 April, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
9-13 May, Royal & Derngate, Northampton
16-20 May, New Wimbledon Theatre
23-27 May, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
30 May – 3 June, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
6-10 June, Birmingham Hippodrome
13-17 June, Theatre Royal, Bath
20-24 June, Hall for Cornwall, Truro
27 June – 1 July, Nottingham Theatre Royal
4-8 July, The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
18 – 29 July, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
1-12 August, Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
15-26 August, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
29 August – 9 September, The Lowry, Salford
12-16 September, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
19-23 September, Bristol Hippodrome
26-30 September, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
3-7 October, Grand Opera House, Belfast
10-14 October, Glasgow King’s Theatre
17-21 October, Wolverhampton Grand
24-28 October, Milton Keynes Theatre
31 October – 4 November, Orchard Theatre, Dartford.