Could The Addams Family Musical land in the West End?
A new UK touring production of The Addams Family the Musical is beginning in 2017, and could have its eyes on a West End home within the next year. The tour launches in Edinburgh at the Festival Theatre on 20 April 2017, with further dates to be announced.
"Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has a shocking secret: she’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. When the two families meet for dinner, will Gomez keep his daughter’s secret from his cherished Morticia, or will there be hilarious consequences? Join them, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship…with a twist!"
The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2010 in a production that starred Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show has been revised for the US touring market, and features an updated book and score. The Addams Family the Musical ran at the Lunt Fontanne theatre on Broadway for over 700 performances and was directed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
No further details about the tour or future West End production have been announced. Watch this space!