26th Apr2017

‘The Toxic Avenger’ musical moves to London’s Arts Theatre

by Phil Wheat


Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse where it received six Off West End Award nominations including Best New Musical, cult rock musical The Toxic Avenger is transferring to the Arts Theatre (just down the road from Orbital Comics, making this a great nerdy day out) for a strictly limited season; and Nerdly will [hopefully] be there for the first Saturday matinee – after all, how could we miss out on seeing one of our favourite franchises turned into a musical? It worked for Evil Dead (which we saw years ago in Toronto) so we’re looking forward to seeing how Toxie comes across on stage!

From the press release:

Toxie, a mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart is out to save New Jersey, end global warming and win the heart of his beloved. Laugh, scream and sing as Toxie rocks the house and saves the day. 

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…

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm (no performance Tuesday 03 October)
Saturday Matinee 3pm
Sunday 3pm & 6.30pm

Previews: £19.50, £29.50 | Main Run: £19.50, £29.50, £39.50, £44.50, £59.50
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
Age Recommendation: 12+

You can book tickets for The Toxic Avenger musical NOW on the Arts Theatre website


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