Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions, presents the European premiere of
The Toxic Avenger
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietroMusic and Lyrics by David Bryan
“This is a gloriously silly, perfectly executed, can’t-wipe-the-grin-off triumph.” THE TELEGRAPH
“The Toxic Avenger is pretty much everything you hoped (or feared) it might be.” TIME OUT
“This musical is all about the laughs. And in Benji Sperring’s excellent production they really deliver.” WHATSONSTAGE
“Four stars Full-throttle rock musical comedy that’s slickly designed and big on laughs.” THE STAGE
“If ever there was a small scale production of a musical which deserved to have a long and rewarding run in a non-West End venue, it is the current, extraordinarily exuberant production of The Toxic Avenger The Musical” LIVE THEATRE
“The Toxic Avenger works on every level. Ultimately, you can go into the West End and see multi-million pound musicals that somehow fail to meet the standard or you can come to Southwark and see how a musical should be done.” LONDON THEATRE 1
“How good is the Toxic Avenger? I’ve got my diary open working out how many more times I can see it in its month long run. I suggest you do the same.” THEATRE WEEKLY
“Offers two in-toxic-ating hours of superhero superfun and, as such, it is pretty hard to beat.” THE REVIEWS HUB
“If you enjoy comedy-horror that while being carefully (and expensively) crafted, refuses to take itself seriously, you’ll love The Toxic Avenger. Not for the easily offended, this is top-notch trash!” JONATHAN BAZ
“Two and a half hours of joyous insanity.” WEST END FRAME
The European premiere of this monster of a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, and based on the 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment comes to The Large for a five-week run.
The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero – enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero!
‘Toxie’ is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, woo the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner, in this toxic love story with an environmental twist. Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day.
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
Please note that the recommended age for this show is 14+.
Tuesday, 3 May
Lloyd Kaufman, the legendary filmmaker behind the original Troma film of The Toxic Avenger will be doing a post-show Q&A after the performance.
Free to patrons with a ticket to that night’s show.
Please note: The Toxic Avenger marks the introduction of allocated seating to Southwark Playhouse in The Large. Patrons can pick their seats online or will be given best available seats when booking over the phone. Seating in The Little remains unreserved.