News: Cast announcement for The Toxic Avenger The Musical

News: Cast announcement for The Toxic Avenger The Musical

Final casting has been announced for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical.

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, when it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical will play the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from 28 September 2017. Prior to the London season, the production will have a month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Joining Mark Anderson, who returns after starring to great acclaim as Melvin/Toxie in the original London production, are Natalie Hope, Emma Salvo, Oscar Conlon-Morrey and Ché Francis with Peter Bindloss and Sophia Lewis as swing understudies.

Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult 1984 comedy schlock-horror Troma film, The Toxic Avenger, The Toxic Avenger The Musical tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter nerdy Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist, determined to clean up the state’s major 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 attacked and tossed into a vat of toxic waste… transforming him instantly into The Toxic Avenger – New Jersey’s first superhero! Toxie is a 7-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. His aims are to save heavily polluted New Jersey, end global warming, win the heart of the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town – and get home in time for dinner!

 

The Toxic Avenger plays Arts Theatre from 28 September – 3 December 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.

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