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Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely to star as Morticia and Gomez Addams in The Addams Family at Aberdeen's His Majesty's Theatre


By David Porter

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Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely will revive their much loved roles as Morticia and Gomez Addams in musical comedy The Addams Family when it comes to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre from Tuesday, September 1 – Saturday, September 5.

Cameron Blakely and Sam Womack reprise thier roles as Gomez and Morticia.
Cameron Blakely and Sam Womack reprise thier roles as Gomez and Morticia.

The new tour of The Addams Family, comes from the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and which is based on the characters created by Charles Addams.

Samantha Womack is best known for her long-running role as Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders.

Most recently, Samantha guest starred in last year’s series of Silent Witness and 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. Samantha's film credits include the box office breaking Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Her stage credits include Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific (Barbican Theatre and UK Tour), Michael Grandage's West End production of Guys and Dolls opposite Patrick Swayze (Piccadilly Theatre) and Peter Hall's production of Pinter's Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath).

Most recently, Samantha 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. Cameron was also part of the 25th Anniversary at the O2, where he played Bamatabois.

Other credits include Smee in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan at the Adelphi Theatre and Fagin in Oliver! at 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, he played Dennis Dupree in the UK Tour of Rock of Ages, and Lex Hogan in Eugenius! at The Other Palace.

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.

Tickets are on sale now priced between £48.50 and £18.50, and are available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone 01224 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall or the Lemon Tree.

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