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F*cking Men – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Joe DiPietro Director: Mark Barford Reviewer: Richard Maguire Like some of the men in this play, F*cking Men has been around the block a few times. Written in 2008, Joe DiPietro’s play was first seen at The King’s Head Theatre in 2015, and has been doing the rounds ever since. This newest production, coming in at about 70 minutes, is half ...

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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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F*cking Men – King’s Head Theatre, London

The Cast of F*cking Men at London's King's Head Theatre

Writer: Joe DiPietro Director: Mike Barford Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Joe DiPietro’s F*cking Men originally premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2009, before transferring to the King’s Head where it remained for nine record-breaking months, Phil Willmott’s production becoming the longest-running Off West End play ever. After that, it moved to the Arts Theatre in the West End, received its American ...

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Love Me Tender – New Theatre, Cardiff

Book: Joe DiPietro Director/Choreographer: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Set in a small backwater in America, Love Me Tender tells the story of a town "all shook up" by the arrival of a guitar playing, motorcycle riding roustabout. When our roustabout, Chad, is told at the start that the mayor has outlawed loud music and basically anything fun, one could ...

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Greenside at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

Book &Lyrics: Joe Di Pietro Music: Jimmy Roberts Director: Adam Broad Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys In an Edinburgh Festival Fringe of increasing size and, in some cases, questionable quality, a small but perfectly formed jewel of a production shines bright above its contemporaries - Accidentally on Purpose Productions' staging of Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts' I Love You, You're Perfect, Now ...

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Love Me Tender – EmpireTheatre, Liverpool

Book: Joe Dipietro Musical Director: Patrick Hurley Director/Choreographer: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   If you're gong to have a high-octane blast of Elvis Presley numbers you're definitely going to be All Shook Up. And that's just what Love Me Tender does: It shakes up the accepted musical show genre. In effect it is a spoof of musicals set in ...

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