The Toxic Avenger at Arts Theatre
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The Toxic Avenger receives its West End premiere at Arts Theatre.
The monster of a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, and based on the 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment comes to Southwark Playhouse.
The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero – enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero!
‘Toxie’ is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, woo the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner, in this toxic love story with an environmental twist. Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day.
The Toxic Avenger will play from 28 September 2017 until 3 December 2017 at the Arts Theatre.
The cast features Mark Anderson, Natalie Hope, Emma Salvo, and newcomers Oscar Conlon-Morrey and Ché Francis.
Book and music by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Directed by Benji Sperring with musical direction by Alex Beetschen, lighting design by Nic Farman and choreography by Lucie Pankhurst.
★★★★★ “An intoxicating blast of fun” The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “A must-see younger brother to The Book of Mormon” The Daily Express