Samantha Womack and stage favourite Cameron Blackey will lead the cast as Morticia and Gomez Addams in the forthcoming UK tour of The Addams Family! The tour kicks off at the New Theatre Royal in Newcastle on 30 July 2020.
The pair reprise their roles after starring in the 2017 UK tour of the production. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Womack is best known from her thrilling turn as Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC's hit soap, Eastenders. Her theatre credits include The Girl on the Train, South Pacific, and Guys & Dolls. Blakely's previous credits include Les Miserables, Oliver!, Peter Pan and Rock of Ages.
Featuring a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, The Addams Family also features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, direction by Matthew White, choreography by Alistair David and Design by Diego Pitarch.
Time marches on - Wednesday and Pugsley are growing up, Morticia comes face to face with her mortality and a radical new romance threatens to stir the cauldron! The story opens with the death-obsessed family in crisis. The once crossbow-wielding Wednesday has fallen in love with a nice boy from a nice family, and unbeknownst to Gomez and Morticia, the young paramours plan to get hitched. Cue an awkward dinner in which two very different families meet for the first time, beset by mischief, mayhem and the eccentric Uncle Fester who's just declared his undying love for the moon...