Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse where it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best New Musical, cult rock musical The Toxic Avenger is transferring to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season.
From Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (original founding member and keyboardist/vocalist for Bon Jovi), the Tony Award-winning team behind the hit West End musical ‘Memphis’, this acclaimed rock musical dubbed ‘an intoxicating blast of fun’ by The Daily Telegraph in their 5-star rave review and the Daily Express says ‘To anyone that has seen the Book of Mormon, this is a must-see younger brother of a show!’
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, win the heart of the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner in this toxic love story with an environmental twist.
Based on the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons get wind of his plans, they vow 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!
Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day.
Mark Anderson (Melvin/Toxie), Natalie Hope (Mayor), Emma Salvo (Sarah), Oscar Conlon-Morrey (White Dude), Ché Francis (Black Dude)
Director: Benji Sperring. Musical Director: Alex Beetschen. Designer: takis. Lighting Designer: Nic Farman. Choreographer: Lucie Pankhurst. Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson, Joe DiPietro – Book and Lyrics.
Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Derek Nicol and Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment.
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 6.00pm. Matinees on Saturday at 3.30pm and Sunday at 3.00pm.
6-7 Great Newport Street,
London, WC2H 7JB