Due to phenomenal demand, Eugenius! The Musical is to transfer to the West End for a strictly limited winter season.
A high-energy 80s-inspired British musical ‘with a superhero-sized heart and uplifting score’, Eugenius! will end its second critically-acclaimed run at The Other Palace – extended due to public demand – on 21 October 2018 and will open the following week at the Ambassadors Theatre.
With book music and lyrics by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, the musical will run for a strictly limited 10-week season from 27 October 2018 to 5 January 2019. The full transfer cast will be announced soon.
Eugenius! has been nominated for 8 Off West End Awards including Best Musical, Best Male Performance in a Musical, Best Female Performance in a Musical, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Video Design
Producer Warwick Davis, the legendary Star Wars and Harry Potter actor, said: “We are thrilled to present Eugenius! in the West End – what an incredible, epic journey we have been on. At the beginning of 2018, Eugenius! had a buzz-filled, triumphant six-week premiere at The Other Palace. The reaction was so incredible that we were invited back for another season. We tweaked, tickled, tightened and super-charged it, adding a new song and created Super Fan Sundays, giving our wonderful fans the opportunity to meet and quiz the cast and creative team.
“With many fans – or, rather, Eugenies – seeing it multiple times, their love for the show, the characters and earworm songs created a wonderful online community and the social media reaction has completely blown us all away. That buzz and army of supporters is now propelling us to the heart of the West End and we look forward to seeing audiences on their feet at every performance, punching the air and singing in unison, ‘Go Eugenius!’.”
Ian Talbot directs the production alongside assistant director Anthony Houghton, musical supervisor Stuart Morley, musical director Paul Schofield, choreographer Aaron Renfree, lighting designer Andrew Ellis, sound designer Dan Samson, set and costume designer Hannah Wolfe, casting director Jim Arnold CDG and creative consultant Michael Jibson.