United Theatrical, Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to present, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. The UK & Ireland Tour, which will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, will be directed by Matthew White.
 

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 original Broadway production, starring Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, ran for just under two years at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production also toured the US and international productions have been seen in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic.

 

Marshall Brickman wrote or co-wrote the film screenplays for Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys and Intersection, and was head writer for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Rick Elice’s play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine nominations and won five 2012 Tony Awards. Andrew Lippa wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical, Big Fish, the music for the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention and the book, music and lyrics for the Drama Desk award-winning musical The Wild Party. He wrote the song called ‘Evil Like Me’, which was sung by Dove Cameron and Kristin Chenoweth in the 2015 Disney film Descendants.

 

British director Matthew White has directed the recent UK Tour of The Producers, the UK Tour and West End run of Top Hat, and, for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Candide, Sweet Charity (and West End) and Little Shop of Horrors (and West End).
THE ADDAMS FAMILY is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

 

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

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

 

20-29 April 2017 ​

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh​ 

on sale 5 September                                                       www.edtheatres.com ​

0131 529 6000

 

9-13 May 2017

​Royal & Derngate, Northampton​

on sale 19 September​

​www.royalandderngate.co.uk ​

01604 624811   

 

23-27 May 2017​

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury​

on sale 5 September ​

​www.marlowetheatre.com ​

01227 787787

 

30 May – 3 June 2017 

 ​Cliffs Pavilion, Southend​

on sale 21 September

                                                 www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk ​

01702 351 135

 

6-10 June 2017 ​

Birmingham Hippodrome​

on sale 12 September

                                                    www.birminghamhippodrome.com ​

0844 338 5000

 

20-24 June 2017​

Hall for Cornwall, Truro

​on sale soon

​www.hallforcornwall.co.uk ​

01872 262466

 

27 June – 1 July 2017 ​

Nottingham Theatre Royal ​

on sale 12 September

                                                       ​www.trch.co.uk ​0115 989 5555

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4-8 July 2017​

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford​

on sale 12 September

​www.bradford-theatres.co.uk 

 ​01274 432000

 

18 – 29 July 2017 ​

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton​

on sale 9 September​www.mayflower.org.uk ​

02380 711811

 

1-12 August 2017 ​

Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre ​

on sale 30 September

​http://www.wmc.org.uk/​

029 2063 6464

 

15-26 August 2017 ​

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin​

on sale 28 October

                                                        ​www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie ​

0844 847 2455

 

29 August – 9 September 2017 

 ​The Lowry, Salford ​

on sale 9 September

​www.thelowry.com/

 ​0843 208 6000​

 

Further tour dates to be announced.