Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce a new UK & Ireland Tour 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. This follows a highly successful premiere tour in 2017. The 2020 Tour will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal on 30 July 2020 and will once again be directed by Matthew White. Casting is to be announced.
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.
Academy Award-winner 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. He also wrote the book for The Cher Show, a musical based on the early life and career of Cher, which opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in December 2018. 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 UK Tours of Mr Stink, Carousel and The Producers, the UK Tour and West End run of the multi award-winning Top Hat, and, for the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Boy Friend, She Loves Me, Candide, Sweet Charity (and West End) and Little Shop of Horrors (and West End).
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2020 UK & Ireland Tour is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
For further information, please visit www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK
30 July – 8 August Newcastle Theatre Royal 0844 811 2121
www.theatreroyal.co.uk On sale 8 November
11-15 August Liverpool Empire 0844 871 3017
www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire On sale soon
18-22 August Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin 0844 847 2455 www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie On sale 29 November
25-29 August Glasgow King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre On sale soon
1-5 September His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 01224 641122
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com On sale 26 November
8-12 September The Alexandra, Birmingham 0844 871 3011
www.atgtickets.com/birmingham On sale soon
15-19 September Royal & Derngate, Northampton 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk On sale 18 November
29 September – 3 October New Wimbledon Theatre 0844 871 7646
www.atgtickets.com/new-wimbledon-theatre On sale soon
13-17 October Nottingham Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555 www.trch.co.uk On sale soon
20-24 October New Victoria Theatre, Woking 0844 871 7645 www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre On sale soon
27-31 October Churchill Theatre, Bromley 020 3285 6000 www.churchilltheatre.co.uk On sale soon
3-7 November The Lowry, Salford 0343 208 6000 www.thelowry.com On sale 8 November
10 – 14 November New Theatre, Oxford 0844 871 3020
www.atgtickets.com/oxford On sale soon
Further tour dates to be announced.