As another year passes it’s time to reflect on this years theatre trips. There have been some massive openings this year, a few well-deserved West End transfers and as always a few little gems Off-West End.
Ben Irish replaces Mark Anderson in the title role for the final four weeks of The Toxic Avenger at London’s Arts Theatre.
What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 25 Mates Blogs from October 2017 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
Looking for a bit of thrill or a fright this Halloween? Love London Love Culture rounds up some of the best shows to see.
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…
Set in New Jersey, where pollution has over taken the city, we meet Melvin the dweeby teenager (in love with the town’s blind librarian) who is thrown into a vat of toxic waste, becomes the Toxic Avenger and vows to take justice into his own hands.
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.
This over the top, energetic and highly amusing musical has plenty to offer those who like their musicals with a bit of a quirky charm – but at times feels slightly too reliant on the same jokes over and over again.
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.
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘winter warmers’ – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings.
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.
The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme was launched today with shows catering for all ages and appetites, inviting performers and spectators from around the world to join the Alliance of Defiance and celebrate 70 years of defying the norm at the Fringe.
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.
With so many great musicals around to see in the West End at the moment, it can be difficult to sort out the best from the rest. Here is what Love London Love Culture recommends you see this month!
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.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss the latest “goes wrong” offering from Mischief Theatre, the West End transfer of Show Boat, cult musical comedy The Toxic Avenger and new play Cyprus Avenue.
I’m not a great one for horror films: I scare way too easily. Even Shaun of the Dead gave me nightmares, and no, I’m not kidding about that. I’ve never seen any of the original Troma cult classic screen incarnations of The Toxic Avenger, which launched in 1984, but I’m happy to report that the […]
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!
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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