THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book by Joe DiPietro. Music by David Bryan.
Directed by Benji Sperring. Musical direction by Alex Beetschen.
Lighting design by Nic Farman. Choreography by Lucie Pankhurst.
Cast includes Mark Anderson, Hannah Grover, Lizzii Hills, Mark Pickering, Ashley Samuels
★★★★★ ‘Perfectly executed, can’t-wipe-the-grin-off triumph…an intoxicating blast of FUN!’ – Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ '…to anyone that has seen the Book of Mormon, this is a must-see younger brother of a show!…by the time I left the theatre, my overwhelming feeling was that of surprise as to why The Toxic Avenger is not in residence in the West End.' – Daily Express
★★★★★ '..Directed with skill and flair by Benji Sperring and featuring an exemplary, first-rate cast, The Toxic Avenger The Musical, is that exceptional production..' – Live Theatre UK
★★★★ '..this musical is all about the laughs. And in Benji Sperring’s excellent production they really deliver' – Whatsonstage
★★★★ ‘The Toxic Avenger’ is pretty much everything you hoped (or feared) it might be’ – Timeout (Critic’s Choice)
Nominated for 7 Offwestend Awards:
Best Director Benji Sperring for The Toxic Avenger
Best Female Performance Hannah Grover for The Toxic Avenger
Best Male Performance Mark Anderson for The Toxic Avenger
Best Male Performances in a Supporting Role Marc Pickering and Ashley Samuels for The Toxic Avenger
Best Musical Production The Toxic Avenger
Best Costume Designer Mike Lees for The Toxic Avenger
Run: Friday 22 April – Saturday 21 May 2016
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 European premiere of this monster of a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, is based on Lloyd Kauffman’s 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment. It debuted off-Broadway on April 6, 2009, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.