After a six-week run at The Other Palace at the beginning of the year and a one-off West End concert at the London Palladium in 2016, Warwick Davis and Kevin Wood are delighted to announce the return of the original British musical EUGENIUS! at The Other Palace from 1 September to 7 October 2018. Further details and casting to be announced.
After rave audience responses and huge public demand – particularly on social media (our sister site StageFaves.com will approve!) – the producers are delighted that the show will return to its home, The Other Palace for another run.
Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, EUGENIUS! tells the story of Eugene, a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains may just be the ticket to him creating his very own comic book movie in Hollywood. Joined by his best friends ‘Janey’ and ‘Feris’, our comic writing genius must discover the true meaning of growing up, finding the superhero within, saving the world from both earthbound villains and possibly those from distant galaxies, and along the way, falling in love.
The production is produced by Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis and features the voice of Prince Vultan himself, Brian Blessed. Commenting on the show’s comeback, Davis said:
“The clamouring for EUGENIUS! to return has been so great, it can be heard in another galaxy! We have listened and brought it back. If you missed it last time, this is your chance to see what the buzz is all about. And for our Super Fans out there, we’ll be adding dedicated Sunday performances – exclusively for you! The show returns with our amazing creative team and, of course, the 80s-inspired soundtrack which had audiences on their feet every evening.“
The book, music and lyrics for EUGENIUS! are written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins. Award-winning Ian Talbot will direct. Ian was previously the Artistic Director at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre for 20 years, for which he received an OBE.
Choreography is by Aaron Renfree, sound design by Gareth Owen, lighting by Andrew Ellis, musical supervision by Stuart Morley and musical direction by Darren Lord. Set and costume design will be by Hannah Wolfe and the show’s design features specially commissioned comic book artwork by Marvel artist, Simon Williams (Transformers, Spider-Man, Marvel Heroes, The lncredible Hulk).