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The Toxic Avenger – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Joe DiPietro and David Bryan Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Richard Maguire Finally, the 2016 Southwark Playhouse production of The Toxic Avenger gets its London transfer. Based on the cult classic film of 1984, this musical, penned by the writers who gave us the underrated Memphis the Musical, is chaotic, messy and irreverent – to quote some of its lyrics, ‘it kicks ass, ...

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The Toxic Avenger – Southwark Playhouse, London

The Cast of The Toxic Avenger

Book and Lyrics: Joe DiPietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The Garden State has little need to import weed killer. Tromaville, New Jersey (pop 15,000) is, we are told, the toxic chemical capital of the world and this spoof rock musical looks set to put it right on the map. The show’s origin ...

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NEWS: The Toxic Avenger gets European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse

The Toxic Avenger

The creative team behind Memphis will be staging the European Premiere of The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse this Spring, produced by Aria Entertainment The Toxic Avenger has a book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan and tells the tale of Toxie,a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save ...

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CD REVIEW: Memphis the Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Book and Lyrics: Joe DiPietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage “Coming at you from right smack in the centre of your radio dial” is the CD release of the Original London Cast recording of Memphis the Musical. Based on a concept by George W George, Memphis the Musical tells the story of Huey Calhoun, a white partially ...

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Memphis – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Joe Depietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Director: Christopher Ashley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The last couple of years have been a tough time for London’s musicals. Instead the dramatic play has been king drawing some of the UK and America’s most famous actors to the West End stage. While the stalwarts of British musical theatre live ...

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NEWS: Bookings Open For Memphis

After much speculation, producers of hit Broadway musical Memphis have officially announced that Beverley Knight will star as club singer ‘Felicia’ when the show comes to London’s West End this autumn. Memphis, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical has Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Tickets go ...

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