Addams Family Cast

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More

It’s Womack for Morticia

Samantha Womack, currently playing tragic Ronnie Mitchell in Eastenders, is to play Morticia Adams in the newly extended UK tour of The Addams Family musical.

As previously reported, the production will open its tour at the Festival theatre on Thursday 20 April 2017. Also announced in the cast are Les Dennis, who has spent the last three years playing burglar-turned-Romeo, Michael Rodwell, in ITV’s Coronation Street, as Uncle Fester.

Samantha Womack will play Morticia Addams

Samantha Womack will play Morticia Addams

The third announced cast member is Carrie Hope Fletcher. She will play Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, who has all grown up in the musical. Wednesday has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows: she’s fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.

Fletcher has strong musical form. She played Eponine in Les Miserables in London and Dubai and took over the role of Truly Scrumptious in the recent tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for five months – having starred in the original production as Jemima Potts in 2002.

She says she has been “obsessed” with Wednesday Addams as a character since being asked sing Pulled from the musical in a West End concert in 2013, stage by Andrew Lippa who wrote the show’s music and lyrics.

Speaking on her Youtube channel It’s Way Past My Bedtime she said:” I am a really big fan of the Addams Family movies. In the last three years there has been many a rumour about the Addams Family Musical coming from Broadway to the UK.

“Every time one of those rumours has circulated I have picked up the phone to my agent and said please put me up for Wednesday if it’s true…”

Samantha Womack, who will be playing Morticia Addams, from whom Gomez has to keep Wednesday’s dreadful secret, also has strong musicals form. Notably she played Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and opposite Patrick Swayze in Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls.

According to press reports, Womack’s time on Eastenders is coming to an explosive end. Although the show’s producers have only confirm that: “Samantha was recently offered a big storyline which she happily accepted that leads to Ronnie departing Walford.”

Her first flirt with musical fame came in 1991 when, under her maiden name Samantha Janus, she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with A Message to Your Heart. The song came tenth, largely due to unfortunate wardrobe and staging decisions – not of her own making – that undermined the song’s strong anti-hunger lyrics.

Further casting of The Addams Family is to be announced, with further dates to be added to the tour which has now been extended to October 2017.

Links and listings

The Addams Family
Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT
Thurs 20 – Sat 29 April 2017
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm.
Matinees Sat 22; Sun 23; Wed 26; Thurs 27 & Sat 29: 2.30pm.
Tickes and details: www.edtheatres.com/addamsfamily

The Addams Family Tour website: www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk
The Addams Family Tour on Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK

To get the original series, the movie or the original cast recording of the musical on Amazon, click on the images below:

The Addams Family on tour:
20-29 April 2017 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
9-13 May 2017 Northampton
Royal & Derngate
01604 624811 Book online
16-20 May 2017 London
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
23-27 May 2017 Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
30 May – 3 June 2017 Southend
Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351 135 Book online
6-10 June 2017 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
13-17 June 2017 Bath
Theatre Royal
01225 448844 Book online
20-24 June 2017 Truro
Hall for Cornwall
01872 262466 Book online
27 June – 1 July 2017 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
4-8 July 2017 Bradford
The Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000 Book online
18 – 29 July 2017 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
1-12 August 2017 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
15-26 August 2017 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0844 847 2455 Book online
29 August – 9 September 2017 Salford
The Lowry
0843 208 6000 Book online
12-16 September 2017 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
19-23 September 2017 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
26-30 September 2017 Woking
New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645 Book online
3-7 October 2017 Belfast
Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919 Book online
10-14 October 2017 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
17-21 October 2017 Wolverhampton
Grand
01902 429 212 Book online
24-28 October 2017 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
31 Oct – 4 Nov 2017 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online

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