Toxic Avenger

Arts

Toxic Avenger

28 Sep 2017 - 03 Dec 2017

£23.00 - £69.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

4.4 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

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.

Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.

This monster of a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy is back following an acclaimed launch at Southwark Playhouse and a season at Edinburgh 2017. 

Mark Anderson reprised his lead. Ben Irish took over the role for the last four weeks.

(Reviews are from Southwark, 2016)

Ages 12+
 

 

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“A gloriously silly, perfectly executed, can’t-wipe-the-grin-off triumph... Sperring gives us campy charm by the bucket load. ”

Lucinda Everett (What's On Stage, Telegraph)

“Funny as it is rude... The energy, pace, and timing is superb... glorious vocals and exceptional acting... The songs are great. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“What really catapults this production to superhero status is its five-strong cast. ”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Full-throttle rock musical comedy that's slickly designed and big on laughs... A jubilant score, energetic performances. ”

Paul Vale (The Stage)

“Longer on laughs than its splatter-movie original, and with a real beating heart... A nuclear meltdown of arse-kicking choruses.”

Stewart Pringle (The Stage, Time Out)

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