Tuesday, 4 April 2017

FIRST LOOK : Rehearsal Photos for the UK & Ireland Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the musical comedy, The Addams Family.

Cameron Blakely will be joining the family in the role of Gomez Addams. 

Cameron’s previous theatre credits include the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables, a role he played for two years in London’s West End. Cameron was also part of the 25th Anniversary at the O2, where he played Bamatabois. Other credits include Smee in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan at the Adelphi Theatre and Fagin in Oliver! at The Watermill Theatre. He has also appeared in many productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew.

Also joining the family is Valda Aviks in the role of Grandma Addams. Her previous theatre credits include Mrs Meeker in Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre/Menier Chocolate Factory), Barushka in Once (Dublin/ Phoenix Theatre) and Granny in Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

Charlotte Page will play Alice Beineke. Her previous theatre credits include the role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera (West End), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory), the UK tour of Pygmalion for Theatre Royal Bath and Follies in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Dale Rapley will play the role of Mal Beineke. His previous theatre credits include King John (Rose Theatre Kingston), Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown (West End), The Wizard in Wicked (UK tour), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and for the RSC.

Grant McIntyre will be playing the role of Pugsley Addams in his first UK tour, following recent roles in We are Here at the National Theatre and Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Dickon Gough will play Lurch. His previous credits include Pirates of Penzance at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on National tour, Carmen, Krol Roger, Guillaume Tell and Die Fliegende Hollander (Royal Opera House), and Dulcamara and L’Elisir d’Amore (Ravenna Festival, Italy).

Oliver Ormson will appear as Lucas Beineke. Most recently, he played Elder Price in The Book of Mormon in the West End.

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.

They will all be joining the previously announced Samantha Womack (BBC 1’s Eastenders, Sky 1’s Mount Pleasant, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls) as Morticia Addams, Les Dennis (Coronation Street, Chicago, Hairspray) as Uncle Fester and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Wednesday Addams.

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, production design by Diego Pitarch, musical supervision by Richard Beadle, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and musical direction by Andrew Hilton. 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 & Ireland Tour is produced by Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. The UK Tour will open in Edinburgh on 20 April 2017.

For further information, please visit www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK


20-29 April 2017                               Festival Theatre, Edinburgh                                         
                                                                                                                                              www.edtheatres.com                              0131 529 6000

9-13 May 2017                                 Royal & Derngate, Northampton                                     
                                                         www.royalandderngate.co.uk                                        01604 624811   

16-20 May 2017                               New Wimbledon Theatre                                              
                                                         www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre      0844 871 7646
23-27 May 2017                               Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury                                       
                                                         www.marlowetheatre.com                                              01227 787787

30 May – 3 June 2017                      Cliffs Pavilion, Southend                                              
                                                         www.southendtheatres.org.uk                                       01702 351 135

6-10 June 2017                                Birmingham Hippodrome                                                                                                                                                               www.birminghamhippodrome.com                                  0844 338 5000

13-17 June 2017                              Theatre Royal, Bath                                                     
                                                         www.theatreroyal.org.uk                                                01225 448844  

20-24 June 2017                              Hall for Cornwall, Truro                                                 
                                                         www.hallforcornwall.co.uk                                              01872 262466

27 June – 1 July 2017                      Nottingham Theatre Royal                                            
                                                        www.trch.co.uk                                                              0115 989 5555
4-8 July 2017                                    The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford                                  
                                                         www.bradford-theatres.co.uk                                         01274 432000

18 – 29 July 2017                             Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                                 
                                                         www.mayflower.org.uk                                                   02380 711811

1-12 August 2017                             Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre                                  
                                                         www.wmc.org.uk                                                            029 2063 6464

15-26 August 2017                           Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
                                                                                                                                              www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie                0844 847 2455

29 August – 9 September 2017        The Lowry, Salford
                                                         www.thelowry.com                                                         0843 208 6000 

12-16 September 2017                     Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield                                           
                                                         www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk                                          0114 249 6000

19-23 September 2017                     Bristol Hippodrome                                                       
                                                         www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome             0844 871 3012

26-30 September 2017                     New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                                      www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre                                                          0844 871 7645

3-7 October 2017                            Grand Opera House, Belfast                                      
                                                         www.roh.org.uk                                                           028 9024 1919
10-14 October 2017                         Glasgow King’s Theatre                                               
                                                         www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre                      0844 871 7648

17-21 October 2017                         Wolverhampton Grand                                                 
                                                         www.grandtheatre.co.uk                                                01902 429 212

24-28 October 2017                         Milton Keynes Theatre                                                 
                                                         www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre         0844 871 7652

31 October – 4 November 2017        Orchard Theatre, Dartford                                            

                                                         www.orchardtheatre.co.uk                                             01322 220000
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