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WHAT’S ON: GLASGOW SHOW ADDED TO CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER’S DEBUT TOUR

Glasgow, Theatre Royal – Sunday, June 11

Award-winning stage star Carrie Hope Fletcher will be bringing her new debut solo tour to Glasgow.

Carrie Hope Fletcher – An Open Book will see the musical theatre star, author and vlogger play a series of unmissable theatre shows in May and June 2023, including a new date at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Sunday June 11.

Performing songs from her incredible West End and touring career, fans can look forward to hits from HeathersLes MisérablesThe Addams Family and many more, interspersed with chat about Carrie’s life and career.

Tickets are on sale from 10am, on Friday, November 4 from www.cuffeandtaylor.com

Speaking about Carrie Hope Fletcher – An Open Book, Carrie said: “I am so excited to be preparing for my first ever solo tour – and to be adding new dates is absolutely fantastic.

“A solo concert tour is something I have wanted to do for some time, and it’s great to be able to visit even more places and meet even more fans.

“I adore being on stage and am fortunate to have performed in so many theatres, but there’s something very special about being able to get out on the road and visit some beautiful theatres around the UK.”

Earlier this year, Carrie was named best performer in a female identifying role in a musical as the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. Most recently, she has wowed critics in a new revival of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle and is now preparing for her pantomime debut as the villain Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.

Carrie, who has an impressive three WhatsOnStage Awards to her name, has enjoyed a breath-taking career since her West End debut at the age of nine playing Young Éponine in Les Misérables.

Since then, Carrie’s theatre credits include Fantine in Les Misérables: The Concert, Veronica in Heathers, Wednesday in The Addams Family, Éponine in Les Misérables, both Truly Scrumptious and Jemima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beth in Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds and Jane Banks in Mary Poppins.

When she’s not treading the boards of the West End’s biggest stages, Carrie is also a best-selling novelist, Top 20 recording artist and respected vlogger with her popular self-titled music and vlog channel attracting more than a million views a month.

Carrie Hope Fletcher – An Open Book is presented by Lambert Jackson, Live Nation and Cuffe and Taylor.

Jamie Lambert, of Lambert Jackson, said: “Carrie Hope Fletcher – An Open Book presents an opportunity to take one of the West End’s most celebrated and successful leading stars to theatres across the UK.

“There has been a phenomenal demand for the tour so we are delighted to be adding extra dates so even more people will be wowed by the stunning voice of Carrie, while also getting an insight into her incredible career.”

Cuffe and Taylor Director of Theatre Touring Ben Hatton added: “We are very excited to be presenting Carrie’s debut UK tour, and it is testament to her great popularity that we’re adding these dates. Carrie is the most wonderful musical theatre talent and audiences will absolutely love this show.”

For more information about Carrie Hope Fletcher – An Open Book and to secure tickets head to www.cuffeandtaylor.com

 Image: Michael Wharley

REVIEW: The Addams Family – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Whatever has happened to The Addams Family? What kind of world do we live in where bitter and twisted Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a thoroughly ordinary young man? That’s the premise of Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa’s musical version of Charles Addams macabre comic strip of the 1930s. The rest of the plot follows Wednesday’s efforts to bring the two disparate families together resulting in a disastrous dinner, Gomez and Morticia, unlike their passionate 60’s TV counterparts experiencing a rocky patch in their marriage, visitations from the Addams Family ancestors, oh, and Uncle Fester in love with the moon. But, as mad as it is – it all adds up to a fantastic night’s entertainment of the highest quality.

Played out on a gloriously detailed, jewel-toned set with sumptuous costumes by Diego Pitarch, it benefits from a cast of supremely talented actors, stand out among them, Cameron Blakely as Gomez. Blakely is a knock out, a tornado of energy and passion, his comic timing supreme. Samantha Womack, is chillingly aloof as Morticia, YouTube sensation and best-selling author Carrie Hope Fletcher (Wednesday) is enviably talented, with an amazing set of pipes and hugely talented understudy Scott Paige is on in the role of Uncle Fester for an indisposed Les Dennis. Paige is utterly brilliant in the role, with a fabulous voice and well-honed comedic skills, it’s hard to imagine Dennis surpassing his performance. Strong support comes from the finest-voiced ensemble heard in years. The sound they make together raises the roof.

The book has been revised since its 2010 Broadway incarnation and the story remains slim, the characterisations broad, but the glorious decoration, some catchy tunes, the non-stop laughs and a master stroke of casting in every role, all add up to make an utterly irresistible night at the theatre.

Runs until 14 October 2017 | Image: Matt Martin

This review was originally written for and published for The Reviews Hub