As if the late Diana, Princess of Wales, didn’t suffer enough in her short life and sudden, violent death, here she is as the title character and subject of a new Broadway musical, being exploited all over again.
Battersea Arts Centre has announced that Tarek Iskander will take up the position of artistic director and CEO in May 2019.
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.
As The Toxic Avenger returns to London’s Arts Theatre, Jonathan Baz spoke with composer and Bon Jovi keyboards ace, David Bryan. David , what attracted you to write The Toxic Avenger…
It’s no small tale they have to tell, as small-town nerd Melvin takes on the corrupt establishment of New Jersey (Who Will Save New Jersey) who are taking bribes from the Manhattan elite so they can continue to dump their waste across the Hudson River.
The cast for the return of The Toxic Avenger The Musical has been announced as the production prepares to open at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before its West End transfer this autumn.
Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse last year, rock musical THE TOXIC AVENGER transfers to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited ten-week season from 28 September to 3 December 2017.
The Toxic Avenger – The Musical has received rave reviews on its European premiere at Southwark Playhouse. I had a coffee with “Toxie’s” creator and the founder of Troma Pictures, Lloyd Kaufman, along with his wife Pat, who were over in London to see the show.
Based on the cult movie of the 1980’s The Toxic Avenger is a gloriously silly and immensely enjoyable spoof on comic book heroes. It doesn’t take itself seriously, it’s just one delightful evening of entertainment from start to finish with a hugely talented cast, whose energy was at such a high level they gave out fun with a capital F!
To describe the show as tongue in cheek could almost be an obtuse reference to the grotesque prosthetic (good work from Jonathan Moriarty North’s studios) that Anderson sports as Toxie. But this musical’s not to be taken seriously and it’s only to be seen by those who share that guilty pleasure of liking their comedy served bloody, with a large helping of political incorrectness on the side.
Casting has been announced for The Toxic Avenger. The European premiere of the smash-hit off-Broadway rock musical, based on the 1984 classic cult film, opens at London’s Southwark Playhouse on 26 April 2016, with previews from 22 April. It continues until 21 April.
The Toxic Avenger, the sci-fi rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy from the writers of Memphis the Musical, receives its European premiere at London’s Southwark Playhosue, where it runs from 22 April to 21 May 2016, with a press night on 26 April. The production is directed by Benji Sperring, with musical direction by Alex Beetschen, lighting by Nic Farman and …