Stand by for the stunning Addams Family Musical Comedy which is stomping around the UK and Ireland with a brilliant cast and a show that will live on in the memory for…..well, much longer than Uncle Fester!
Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics has announced that the full cast for this tour will include, Joanne Clifton (Morticia Addams), Cameron Blakely (Gomez Addams), Scott Paige (Uncle Fester), Kingsley Morton (Wednesday Addams), Grant McIntyre (Pugsley Addams), Valda Aviks (Grandma), Sean Kingsley (Mal Beineke), Kara Lane (Alice Beineke), Ahmed Hamad (Lucas Beineke), Dickon Gough and Ryan Bennett (sharing the role of Lurch), Abigail Brodie, Sophie Hutchinson, Castell Parker, Matthew Ives and Sean Lopeman. The final members of the ensemble are Jessica Keable, Sario Solomon and Ying Ue Li.
Joanne Clifton was most recently seen playing the roles of Bertha and Fastrada in Pippin, at The Garden Theatre. Prior to this, she has starred as Janet in the No. 1 UK Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, Alex Owens in the No. 1 UK Tour of Flashdance, and Dale Tremont in Top Hat, where she received her second Offies nomination. Her first was for her acting debut as the Streetwalker in Iriving Berlin’s Face the Music. Joanne is perhaps best known for her time on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. During her time on the show she performed in the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, was an expert presenter on the programme’s backstage show It Takes Two, won the Christmas Special with McFly’s Harry Judd, and went on to win the glitter ball trophy as the 2016 champion with her partner Ore Oduba.
Scott Paige most recently appeared on Channel 4’s reality TV show, The Circle. His previous theatre credits include Eurobeat (Turbine Theatre and Online), Fanny in Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball (Turbine Theatre), Mr Poppy in Nativity! (UK Tour), Horton the Elephant in Seussical The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), Theo in Eugenius! (The Other Palace).
Ahmed Hamad’s previous theatre credits include, Now Or Never (Barn Theatre), Stay Awake Jake (Southwark Playhouse), Rent (Hope Mill Theatre), The Boy in the Dress (RSC), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium).
Dickon Gough’s previous theatre credits include City of Angels (Garrick), David Walliams’s The Midnight Gang (world premiere, Chichester Festival Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on national tour); Carmen, Krol Roger, Guillaume Tell and Die Fliegende Hollander (Royal Opera House).
Ryan Bennett’s previous theatre credits include Graham de Hare in The Importance of Being Earnest (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester & Turbine Theatre, London) and Prince Charming in Cinderella (Buxton Opera House). His film and TV credits include Bard at the Barn (Web series), Brian in No Returns, Refunds or Exchanges (short), Tom in Zoe. Misplaced, Josh in Our Little Haven and Straight White Man in the TV series Straight White Man.
Story Line? Well, 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, A Musical Comedy, will be directed by Matthew White, with choreography by Alistair David, production design by Diego Pitarch, orchestrations by Richard Beadle, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Richard Brooker and casting by Jane Deitch. 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 Tour is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Nottingham Theatre Royal – November 9-13
New Theatre, Cardiff – November 16-20
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield – November 23-27
Milton Keynes Theatre – January 11-15
The Alexander, Birmingham – January 18-22
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh – January 25-29
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford – February 1-5
Theatre Royal, Newcastle – February 8-12
New Wimbledon Theatre – February 15-19
Orchard Theatre, Dartford – February 22-26
Churchill Theatre, Bromley – March 1-5
Liverpool Empire – March 8-12
Hull New Theatre – March 15-19
Stoke Regent Theatre – March 29-April 2
Dublin Gaiety Theatre – April 5-9
Hall for Cornwall – April 12-16
Manchester Opera House – April 19-23
Eastbourne Congress Theatre – May 10-14
New Theatre, Oxford – May 24-28
Aberdeen, His Majesty’s – June 7-11