The Toxic Avenger at Arts Theatre tickets
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About the show

The brilliant and hilarious The Toxic Avenger returns to the London West End for a limited run at the Arts Theatre from 28th September 2017 to 3rd December 2017.

The Toxic Avenger tells the story of Toxie, a mutant freak with superhuman powers and a supersized heart who dreams of keeping New Jersey safe, saving the planet and winning the love of a girl. A hilarious toe-tapping musical that is bound to make you scream, laugh and sing, The Toxic Avenger is not to be missed.

The Toxic Avenger first opened at the Southwark Playhouse where it enjoyed an acclaimed sold-out run as well as 6 Off West End Award nominations. The production welcomes back Mark Anderson who will return to the role of Melvin/Toxie with an exciting new ensemble including Natalie Hope, Emma Salvo, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, and Ché Francis. Peter Bindloss and Sophia Lewis join the company as understudies.

Created by Joe DiPietro and Daniel Bryan and based on the 1984 film of the same name, the Tony-Award-winning team were previously behind the hit West End show Memphis.

The Toxic Avenger takes place in the town of Tromaville, in a time when the citizens need a hero. When Melvin Ferd the Third, a scientist with high aspirations of cleaning up the town faces up to the corrupt Mayor, her henchmen throw him into a barrel of toxic waste, turning him into New Jersey’s first ever superhero – The Toxic Avenger!

A seven-foot tall freak with super-strength and a super-heart, Toxie is on a mission to save the world and get the girl, who just so happens to be the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town. The Toxic Avenger is a hilarious love story with an environmental twist.

The Toxic Avenger is set to begin performances at the Arts Theatre on 23rd September 2017 and run for a limited period until 3rd December 2017 and is not to be missed.

Recommended for

The Toxic Avenger is perfect for anyone who loves off-beat and hilarious shows that are a little bit different to the standard West End. Adapted by Joe DiPietro and Daniel Bryan, fans of their previous show Memphis will also want to make sure to catch this.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours & 15 mins (including interval)
Opened: 28 Sep 2017
Press night: 02 Oct 2017
Booking from: 01 Dec 2017
Booking until: 03 Dec 2017

Location and map

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB

84 Reviews Add review

This is an excellent show. I have seen it several times and it just gets better. Really hilarious with amazing songs. This must be... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 211 reviews, 12 helpful votes

This is a hilariously fantastic show. There are 5 members of the cast and they must be the hardest working cast in the West End because... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 211 reviews, 12 helpful votes

It was hilarious and very un-PC! If you are easily offended, Probably best to give this show a swerve! It's a small cast but they... More

andymcgowan 5"11, 14 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is my second time seeing the Toxic Avenger and I think I enjoyed it even more second time around - The Toxic Avenger has got... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

TOXIC AVENGER = incredible. Never laughed so much at a show. My guest during this visit who usually hates theatre absolutely loved... More

sarahlangham 5'4", 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The Toxic Avenger, written by Joe DiPetro and David Bryan, the Tony Award-winning team behind the hit West End musical ‘Memphis’, follows... More

amandareynolds 5"6, 113 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The Toxic Avenger has got to be one of my favourite musicals this year! I would say it is a mixture of The Book of Mormon meets Avenue... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Great actors, very funny story and puns, groovy music. Highly recommended!

michaelbergmann 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

doritxuuu 158cm, 223 reviews, 6 helpful votes