For the final episode of this series, we’re chatting to the amazing Cameron Blakely!
Cameron originated the role of Gomez when The Addams Family made its UK premiere in 2017. He is currently reprising his performance for the musical’s latest UK tour.
Directed by Matthew White, with choreography by Alistair David, The Addams Family has book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
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Cameron is well known for his long association with Les Miserables. He has played Thenardier countless times in the West End and on tour. He recently played Bamatabois/Babet in the concert version of the show at the Sondheim Theatre, having played the role for the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena.
Just a few of Cameron’s other credits include: Dennis Dupree in Rock of Ages (UK Tour), W T Steadi in Calon Lan (Swansea Grand Theatre), Lex Hogan in Eugenius (The Other Palace), Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods (Royal Exchange Theatre), Fagin in Oliver! (Watermill Theatre), Gatch/Twimble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Concert), Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Grange Park Opera), Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve) and Sam in Mamma Mia! (international tour),
Cameron has worked extensively at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, where his roles have included: Charley in Where’s Charley?, Badger in The Wind in the Willows, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosencrantz in Hamlet, Peter in Romeo and Juliet and Nathaniel in The Taming of the Shrew.
The Addams Family resumes its UK tour on 11th January in Milton Keynes and is booking through to June 2022. Visit www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk for info and tour dates.
Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
Thanks for listening! We’re taking a little break in January, but will be back next year with lots more incredible guests.