The Toxic Avenger is certainly a stylised, kitsch, cult musical – takis’ set and costumes paint a vivid picture of a luminously dystopian New Jersey (or is it reality?), overrun with toxic waste that the Mayor (Natalie Hope) is dumping about town in order to make a quick buck. Nic Farman’s lighting adds harsh, cutting primary colours (mainly green); the overall visual on stage is as glaring as Andrew Johnson’s sound is loud and brash. Benji Sperring’s production is anything but subtle.
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Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out London runs in 2016, Lee Tannen’s incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play I Loved Lucy, directed by Anthony Biggs, about Tannen’s 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London’s Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July.
Final casting has been announced for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical.
A story about transsexuality, self-identity and sacrifice. Witty and gut-wrenching, stylised and simple. Can a single production encompass all these things and leave an audience wanting more? Seldom. Then along comes Rotterdam.
After producing 4 time Off West End Award-nominated show CHUMMY last month, Encompass returns to bringing you astonishing micro-theatre with Bare Essentials, London’s best reviewed new writing night.
Bare Essentials has received repeated critical acclaim for bringing ‘Micro Theatre’ to new audiences since 2012, making it one of the UK’s longest running independent new writing nights. Featuring texts from the world over, brought to life by emerging and established theatremakers, every show promises to both move and surprise by presenting dynamic new work at its most elemental – all for just a tenner!
Expect thrilling drama, hilarious comedies and more, fresh from the pens of award-winning playwrights and the hottest up-and-comers.
Bare Essentials plays the Arts Theatre from 15 – 16 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.