Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of The Toxic Avenger, which opens at the Arts Theatre in September. With a book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, The Toxic Avenger is a musical based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 film about a geeky man who lands in a barrel of toxic waste and transforms into a monster. The production, directed by Benji Sperring, got its European premiere at Southwark Playhouse last April.
Musicals with a message about global warming may be thin on the ground, but this sharp and well-presented musical manages to satirically deliver its sermon in a frivolously entertaining way. The Southwark Playhouse continues its reputation for serving up UK premières of off-Broadway curiosity pieces that would otherwise not get a professional London outing. Similar in tone to the venue's... Read more