Broadway musical The Addams Family is to tour the UK and Ireland early next year.

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, the show is an original story based on the characters created by Charles Addams.

The musical will be directed by Matthew White who directed the recent UK Tour of The Producers and West End run of Top Hat and Little Show of Horrors.

The production which originally starred Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuworth as Morticia, ran for just under two years on Broadway and has toured extensively in the UK and internationally.

The tour opens at Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 20 April 2017 and continues to Northampton, Canterbury,Southend, Birgmingham, Cornwall, Nottingham, Bradfors, Southampton, Cardiff, Dublin and Salford.

Further tour dates and casting to be announced.