REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse

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How have critics reacted to the European premiere of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan’s musical comedy The Toxic Avenger? The production continues at London’s Southwark Playhouse until 21 May 2016… 

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The Reviews Hub: ★★★★ Stephen Bates thought: “it offers two in-toxic-ating hours of superhero superfun and, as such, it is pretty hard to beat.”

The Upcoming: ★★★★ Connor Campbell wrote that: ” The Toxic Avenger never lets its love of musicals prevent it from breaking the rules, the end result being something that is reverent and raucous in near equal measure.”

London Theatre.co.uk: ★★★★ Dom O’Hanlon called the show: “sharp and well-presented musical manages to satirically deliver its sermon in a frivolously entertaining way.”

Jonathan Baz Reviews on My Theatre Mates…:★★★★ “If you enjoy comedy-horror that while being carefully (and expensively) crafted, refuses to take itself seriously, you’ll love The Toxic Avenger. Not for the easily offended, this is top-notch trash!”

Broadway World.com: Carrie Dunn found: “If schlock and rock appeal to you, this is a must-see.”

London Theatre 1: ★★★★★ Terry Eastham wrote: “The Toxic Avenger ranks high in my list of musicals that are so wrong on paper and so right in reality. Don’t delay, book today!”

There Ought to be Clowns: “The Toxic Avenger is actually a more substantial musical than you might expect and so marks an astute choice for Aria Entertainments to import here for its European premiere.”

Time Out: ★★★★ Stewart Pringle said: “this is a show with its mutant heart in the right place, a nuclear meltdown of arse-kicking choruses and eco-savvy bodily dismemberment.”

The Toxic Avenger is at the Southwark Playhouse until the 21st May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-toxic-avenger/ .

 

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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