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    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.

    Performance dates: 01 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017

    Running time: 2 hours & 15 mins (including interval)

    Age recommendation: Suitable for ages 12+

    Special notice: 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.

    Best Seats

    SeatPlan Recommends: As a reasonably small venue, you will generally not feel too distant to the stage, although support pillars in Row J do cause some restrictions to views, while the Circle does overhang the very rear Rows.

    The Circle is reasonably small in a horse shoe shape, meaning the slip benches can be both quite uncomfortable and very side on.

    Latest audience reviews

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

    Charmainf Top 50 reviewer03 Dec 2017

    This is an excellent show. I have seen it several times and it just gets better. Really hilarious with amazing songs. This must be the hardest working cast in the West End who are extremely talented. There are five cast members but some of them have so many changes of characters and costumes throughout, it must be exhausting but adds to the audience experience. Love this show.

    Charmainf Top 50 reviewer03 Dec 2017

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

    Charmainf Top 50 reviewer19 Nov 2017

    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 they never stop, some of them have loads of costume changes and I mean loads. It's great to have the band partially on stage and as part of the action. The script is extremely witty as are the lyrics. The songs are brilliant and always make me cry with laughter. I always come out wanting to go and see it again.

    Charmainf Top 50 reviewer19 Nov 2017

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

    andymcgowan 17 Nov 2017

    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 do a brilliant job playing lots of different roles. High energy and great songs.

    andymcgowan 17 Nov 2017

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

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer16 Nov 2017

    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 to be one of my favourite musicals this year! I would say it is a mixture of The Book of Mormon meets Avenue Q meets Jerry Springer: The Opera. It’s definitely not for children or the easily offended, however if you go in with an open mind and don’t take what you see too seriously then you can’t help but laugh. The actors looked like they were having a great time and I can honestly say I haven’t laughed that much in a theatre for a very long time. Sometimes it’s great to see silly, over the top humour to just escape from the stresses of life!

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer16 Nov 2017

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

    sarahlangham 21 Jan 2018

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

    sarahlangham 21 Jan 2018

    The Toxic Avenger, written by Joe DiPetro and David Bryan, the Tony Award-winning team behind the hit... More

    amandareynolds Top 200 reviewer04 Nov 2017

    The Toxic Avenger, written by Joe DiPetro and David Bryan, the Tony Award-winning team behind the hit West End musical ‘Memphis’, follows an unlikely hero, Toxie. A mutant freak who is out to save New Jersey and win the heart of his love, Sarah – a blind librarian. This show was a sell out success in 2016 at Southwark Playhouse where it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best New Musical. This year it has received an amazing response from Edinburgh Fringe before having a limited run in the West End. This is certainly a laugh-a-minute show! The audience were laughing out loud throughout the hilarious production. This musical is very un-PC, over the top and full of slap-stick humour. It goes against the norm and allows for pure escapism. It will have you grinning like a cheshire cat and laughing loudly from the start to the very end. The small cast of just five actors were all outstanding! Mark Anderson plays a fantastic mutant freak, managing to incorporate humour and also show a sensitive, human quality to Toxie. He has a superb voice with a great range. Emma Slavo stole the show as the blind librarian Sarah. She was absolutely hilarious to watch. Every second she was on stage she was in character and again her vocals were amazing. Likewise, Natalie Hope who played several female characters including the evil Mayor certainly has a fine set of lungs and once again her comic timing was spot on. Che Francis and Oscar Conlon-Morrey excelled at playing all of the other characters including policemen, Sarah’s best friends and highly camp hairdressers. With every character they brought something new and had the audience in stitches. The Legend of the Toxic Avenger sung by Conlon-Morrey as Folk Singer was especially memorable. Every element of the show was completely thought through from the cleverly designed set, excellent lighting to the fabulous onstage band. The audience was involved throughout and as an added extra for musical theatre fans there were frequent references to other musicals, at least 14 that I counted. This isn’t your normal kind of musical. It is fun, different and allows you to escape into a world of toxic waste, catchy songs, stunning vocals and gloriously funny characters! You won’t find anything else quite like this in the West End or country at the minute. I can guarantee you will leave intoxiecated! One not to be missed.

    amandareynolds Top 200 reviewer04 Nov 2017
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