Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse the acclaimed cult rock show, The Toxic Avenger The Musical is to transfer to the Arts Theatre for a 10-week season this September.
The Toxic Avenger is the brainchild of David Bryan, an original founding member and keyboard player for rock giants, Bon Jovi, and Joe DiPietro, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind the smash hit West End musical Memphis.
Prior to the London season, the production will have a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 comedy schlock-horror Troma film, The Toxic Avenger, the musical tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville, who are crying out for a hero…
Enter nerdy Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist, determined to clean up the state’s major toxic waste problem.
When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons get wind of his plans, they vow to stop this heroic feat. Melvin is attacked and tossed into a vat of toxic waste… transforming him instantly into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first eco-superhero!
Toxie is a seven-foot tall mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save heavily polluted New Jersey, end global warming, win the heart of the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner!
Prepare to laugh, scream and sing to songs including Who Will Save New Jersey?, Get the Geek, Thank God She’s Blind, Hot Toxic Love and Choose Me, Oprah! as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day!
The Toxic Avenger – The Musical, directed by Benji Sperring, will play at the Arts Theatre from September 28-December 3.