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Samantha Womack to star in The Addams Family at New Wimbledon Theatre and on tour

Cameron Blakely as Gomez and Samantha Womack as Morticia. Photo credit: Matt Martin.

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SAMANTHA Womack and Cameron Blakely will revive their much loved roles as Morticia and Gomez Addams in the new UK & Ireland Tour of The Addams Family, which visits New Wimbledon Theatre from September 29 to October 3, 2020.

A musical comedy, The Addams Family has a 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.

Samantha Womack, who is well known for her long-running role as Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders, most recently guest starred in last year’s series of Silent Witness. She has also played Tanya Dawson for three series of the hit comedy Mount Pleasant, Ingrid in Home Again, Ruth in Babes in the Wood, Imogen in Imogen’s Face and Mandy in the hugely popular Game On. Her film credits include Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Womack’s stage credits include Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific (Barbican Theatre/UK Tour), Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls opposite Patrick Swayze (Piccadilly Theatre) and Peter Hall’s production of Pinter’s Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath). Most recently, she starred in The Girl on the Train in the West End and on a UK Tour.

Cameron Blakely’s previous theatre credits include the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables, a role he played for two years in London’s West End. He was also part of the 25th Anniversary at the O2, where he played Bamatabois. His other credits include Smee in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan (Adelphi Theatre) and Fagin in Oliver! (The Watermill Theatre). He has also appeared in many productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew.

Most recently, Blakely played Dennis Dupree in the UK Tour of Rock of Ages and Lex Hogan in Eugenius! at The Other Palace.

Further casting for The Addams Family will be announced in due course.

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.

Read more about The Addams Family.

Image: Cameron Blakely as Gomez and Samantha Womack as Morticia. Photo credit: Matt Martin.