Rehearsals are well under way for the UK & Ireland premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, starring Samantha Womack as Morticia Addams, Les Dennis as Uncle Fester, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday Addams, Cameron Blakely as Gomez Addams, Valda Aviks as Grandma Addams, Charlotte Page as Alice Beineke, Dale Rapley as Mal Beineke, Grant McIntyre as Pugsley Addams, Dickon Gough as Lurch and Oliver Ormson as Lucas Beineke.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April where it will run until 29 April before embarking on a UK & Ireland tour until 4 November 2017.
Directed by Matthew White, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is 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 ADDAMS FAMILY is produced by Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, and is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Rehearsal Photography by Craig Sugden
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE
20-29 April 2017 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
www.edtheatres.com 0131 529 6000
9-13 May 2017 Royal & Derngate, Northampton
www.royalandderngate.co.uk 01604 624811
16-20 May 2017 New Wimbledon Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre 0844 871 7646
23-27 May 2017 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
www.marlowetheatre.com 01227 787787
30 May – 3 June 2017 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
www.southendtheatres.org.uk 01702 351 135
6-10 June 2017 Birmingham Hippodrome www.birminghamhippodrome.com 0844 338 5000
13-17 June 2017 Theatre Royal, Bath
www.theatreroyal.org.uk 01225 448844
20-24 June 2017 Hall for Cornwall, Truro
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 01872 262466
27 June – 1 July 2017 Nottingham Theatre Royal
www.trch.co.uk 0115 989 5555
4-8 July 2017 The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk 01274 432000
18 – 29 July 2017 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
www.mayflower.org.uk 02380 711811
1-12 August 2017 Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
www.wmc.org.uk 029 2063 6464
15-26 August 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie 0844 847 2455
29 August – 9 September 2017 The Lowry, Salford
www.thelowry.com 0843 208 6000
12-16 September 2017 Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk 0114 249 6000
19-23 September 2017 Bristol Hippodrome
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome 0844 871 3012
26-30 September 2017 New Victoria Theatre, Woking www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre 0844 871 7645
3-7 October 2017 Grand Opera House, Belfast
www.roh.org.uk 028 9024 1919
10-14 October 2017 Glasgow King’s Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre 0844 871 7648
17-21 October 2017 Wolverhampton Grand
www.grandtheatre.co.uk 01902 429 212
24-28 October 2017 Milton Keynes Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre 0844 871 7652
31 October – 4 November 2017 Orchard Theatre, Dartford
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk 01322 220000
THE SORROWS OF SATAN
Written by Luke Bateman & Michael Conley
Directed by Adam Lenson
Tristan Bates Theatre, London | 14 February – 25 March 2017
Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world’s first bestselling novels
The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February
Cast includes Stefan Bednarczyk, Claire-Marie Hall, Dale Rapley and Simon Willmont
Stefan Bednarczyk plays Amiel. He has appeared in Mike Leigh’s Oscar-winning film Topsy Turvy and most recently as Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins. He is a renowned solo cabaret performer, who has performed acclaimed seasons at Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry, Pizza on the Park, King’s Head and Jermyn St. Theatre in London. Acting roles include a year-long run opposite Gene Wilder in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Queen’s Theatre), Semi-Monde (Lyric), The Games of Love and Chance (National Theatre), The LA Plays (Almeida), Five O’Clock Angel (Hampstead and King’s Head), The Killing Of Mr Toad, The Grand Duke (Finborough), Noel Coward’s Christmas Spirits (St. James Theatre) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Riverside Studios). His films include Friends Pictured Within, Composed, Sea-Change and Topsy-Turvy.
Claire-Marie Hall plays ‘the Woman’. She studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre includes Between Empires (Symposium Hall, Edinburgh), The King and I (Curve Theatre and National Tour), Aladdin (New Wimbledon Theatre and Hackney Empire), High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo and National Tour) and Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre, West End).
Dale Rapley plays Lucio. He trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre credits include Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith), Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown (West End), Wicked (UK tour), Larisa & The Merchants (Arcola), Hello Dolly! & Piaf (Curve, Leicester), Dangerous Lady (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Lady in The Van (Hull Truck), The Tempest & King Lear (Actors From The London Stage, US), The Merchant of Venice & Holding Fire (Shakespeare’s Globe), Heartbreak House (Palace, Watford), A Model Girl (Greenwich Theatre), Professor Bernhardi (Arcola), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward & tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, High Society (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Six Characters Looking for an Author (Young Vic), Eden End & Arms and the Man (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Private Lives, Virtual Reality, A Word from our Sponsor, Dreams from a Summer House, Rocket to the Moon (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Lady into Fox (Lyric Hammersmith). Forthcoming productions include the UK tour of The Addams Family.
Simon Willmont plays Geoffrey. He trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (International tour), Shady Business (UK tour), Beauty & the Beast (Engine House, Barnsley Civic), Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, London & National Tours),The Hired Man, Cinderella, Stories for Christmas (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick), Jack & the Beanstalk (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), Everybody Loves Jason (Leicester Square Theatre), Rumpelstiltskin, Love & Other Ambiguities (Greenwich Theatre & Brighton Festival), The Adventures of Robin Hood (Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton), Girls Night Out (UK tour), Fabula Urbis (Greenwich Theatre) and Never Saw The Day (UK tour).
Based on Marie Corelli’s 1895 controversial bestseller, this new musical play reimagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make.
Pretentiously avant-garde musical playwright Geoffrey Tempest has been kicked out of his accommodations with not a penny to his name. He has one chance to prove himself to the theatrical community: a rehearsed reading of his musical play, The Sorrows of Satan. When his patron, the prodigal Prince Lucio Rimânez, suggests some significant changes, Geoffrey must decide whether to hold on to his artistic integrity (for what it’s worth) or sell out for the promise of fame, money and the love of his leading lady.
The Sorrows of Satan is written by Luke Bateman (Mr Popper’s Penguins) and Michael Conley and directed by Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Award winner Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre). Casting and further creative details are to be announced.
THE SORROWS OF SATAN
Tuesday 14 February – Saturday 25 March 2017
1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP.
Running time TBC – Age guidance 12+
Tickets: £20 (£18) All previews £14
Box Office 020 3841 6611