The musical, based on the cartoons by Charles Addams, starred American Crime Story star Nathan Lane as Gomez with Frasier actress Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia Addams and became a hit on Broadway in 2010. It closed in 2011 after a year and half and went on a national U.S. tour, and was also performed for theatre audiences worldwide including Argentina, Japan and Australia.

It is now set to make its premiere in U.K. and Ireland at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in Scotland on 20 April, 2017 before stopping in cities including Southampton, Manchester and Cardiff, Wales. A London date has not yet been announced.

The production, to be directed by Matthew White, centres on a grown-up Wednesday Addams getting a "normal" boyfriend and the drama surrounding his introduction to the creepy family at a dinner.

Charles Addams' cartoons have been adapted many times, including a 1960s TV series and the 1991 feature film, which starred Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci.