Get your leg warmers out and prepare for blast off, Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins’ adorable pop musical Eugenius! is back. This ridiculous, feel good sweetheart of a show marries together comic strip capers, sci-fi, 1980s nostalgia, earworm songs, obvious but irresistible comedy, and high camp in a caffeinated confection that is about as subtle as being beaten about the head with a rolled up copy of Smash Hits, but a lot more fun. Even when presented in a less-than-ideal space.
‘It’s definitely nostalgic & energetic’: Eugenius! – Turbine Theatre
After a London Palladium concert and subsequent runs at The Other Palace, the comic book tale of Eugenius! has been on the radar of many theatre lovers, and fans were thrilled to hear of the show’s reworked return at the Turbine Theatre. The sweet characters and over the top tale are back like before, but somewhere along the way, the musical has lost some of the sparkle and infectious joy that previously made it such a charming production.
What am I missing? 8 musicals where I just didn’t get the hype
For every person who is a major fan of a show, there is someone on the other end of the spectrum who doesn’t like it. What would be the fun if we all liked the same things?!
It’s a lockdown lifeline for audiences, but is online theatre any good?
Online theatre is a great way to see shows, especially in these hard times, and especially for those who cannot afford or are able to watch them live because they live further away from London.
Decade Round-Up: The Musicals
And so here it is… my top 10 musicals of the decade. It turned out to be a slightly emotional journey. But it turns out musicals meant a lot in that time and I’ll fight anyone who says musicals aren’t a serious artform.
Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Theatre of 2018
the end of 2018, here’s a few of Love London Love Culture’s favourite shows of the year….
Emily runs down her Top 10 of 2018
Emily Garside rounds up her Top 10 shows of 2018.
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & radical overhauls of Shakespeare in the West End, Broadway & beyond
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.
NEWS: Eugenius! The Musical cancels its West End transfer after key investor pulls out
Eugenius! the Musical will end its second run at The Other Palace – extended due to public demand – on 21 October 2018 and not now open the following week at the Ambassadors Theatre as planned.
NEWS: Eugenius! The Musical transfers to the West End after critically-acclaimed run at The Other Palace
Due to phenomenal demand, Eugenius! The Musical is to transfer to the West End for a strictly limited winter season.
‘What British musical theatre could be’: EUGENIUS! – The Other Palace ★★★★
Eugenius! manages that perfect balance of pop music and musical theatre- storytelling through song but with an infectious and catchy side.
‘Cheesy, baffling & a visual delight all in one’: EUGENIUS! – The Other Palace ★★★★★
Eugenius! really is an extravaganza showcase for the completely nonsensical musical. It’s cheesy, baffling and a visual delight all in one.
‘A high-octane show that rarely lets up’: EUGENIUS! – The Other Palace
Continuing from its stratospheric success earlier in the year, now-cult classic musical Eugenius! sets to stun audiences with another limited run at The Other Palace.
‘Fresh casting has enhanced the show’: EUGENIUS! – The Other Palace ★★★★
I wonder if a new genre is forming in musical theatre? Let’s call it ‘cartoon rock’ – because products like Eugenius!, Six and Knights of the Rose have little in common with the canons of Lloyd Webber, or Rodgers and Hammerstein.
What’s Debbie looking forward to in September 2018?
On the broader theatrical landscape, there are plenty of things opening this month! In London Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace, Milly Thomas’ Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2, and Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors.
Seven shows to see in September 2018
With Edinburgh winding down for another year, Love London Love Culture selects some of the best London shows to book for in September….
NEWS: Full cast announced for return of Eugenius! at The Other Palace featuring Rob Houchen in title role
Rob Houchen, Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne and Simon Thomas are joining the cast of British musical Eugenius! when it returns for a six-week season at The Other Palace from 1 September 2018.
NEWS: Line up of shows revealed for West End LIVE 2018
The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 West End LIVE, which returns to Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018, has been released.
NEWS: Warwick Davis’ cult musical Eugenius returns to The Other Palace in September
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.
From The Country Wife to Olivier Award nominations: What to look out for in March
Lots of different things opening across the country in March. In London there are a lot of Fringe and Off West End productions coming your way.
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