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The Toxic Avenger

“An intoxicating blast of fun”
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“Hits don´t come more smash than this”
★★★★★ BritishTheatre

Following sold-out runs at Southwark Playhouse, where it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best New Musical, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, cult rock musical The Toxic Avenger has transferred to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season.

From Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (original founding member and keyboardist/vocalist for Bon Jovi), the Tony Award-winning team behind the hit West End musical ‘Memphis’, this acclaimed rock musical dubbed “an intoxicating blast of fun” by The Daily Telegraph in their 5-star rave review and the Daily Express says ‘“To anyone that has seen the Book of Mormon, this is a must-see younger brother of a show!”

Based on the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons get wind of his plans, they vow 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!

Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day.

"It's raucous, it's filthy, it's in your face... and highly recommended"
★★★★★ LondonBoxOffice.co.uk

“Simply unmissable"
★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

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Welcome to the ARTS THEATRE, winner of Best Theatrical Venue in the 2016 Broadway World Awards. The Arts is an independent commercial theatre situated in the heart of London’s West End, providing a dynamic programme of entertainment of all genres.

Our main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. We also operate Above the Arts, a private members bar and performance space on the first floor.

The Arts is also home to Rooms at the Arts, two bright and airy studios available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, as well as Covent Garden Cocktail Club. We look forward to welcoming you to the West End’s most vibrant theatre complex.

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The Toxic Avenger

28-09-2017

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03-12-2017

Toxie, a mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart is out to save New Jersey, end global warming and win the heart of his beloved. Laugh, scream and sing as Toxie rocks the house and saves the day

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John McLarnon Thirty Two Winters EP Launch

24-11-2017

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24-11-2017

An intimate evening of new music from Scottish singersongwriter John McLarnon as he launches his debut EP ‘Thirty Two Winters’ in London. Following on from the Glasgow Launch John will play a solo acoustic set of his new music.

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Mad On Her - 80's Jukebox Musical

05-11-2017

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03-12-2017

Mad On Her – 80s Jukebox Musical takes you on a journey through all your favourite smash hits of this ‘Glamtastic’ decade. Get your Gladrags on and Glitter up as Donna and Tina party through the nightlife and drama of 1985.

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NEWSREVUE 2017

27-11-2017

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27-11-2017

One night only! Following NewsRevue’s first transfer to the Arts Theatre last month, complete with standing ovation, the Guinness World Record-Breaking show returns with a brand new cast and material, direct from its London home, the Canal Cafe ...

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SCOTS IN THE CITY

30-11-2017

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30-11-2017

Seasoned Scottish West End performers Kieran Brown and Shona White are bringing a touch of Celtic charm to the Arts Theatre just in time for St Andrews Day in an evening to celebrate the best of Scotland and Musical Theatre.

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The Cancerbury Tales

01-12-2017

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One Man + One Tumour = A whole lot of stories. Join Ryan Govin for a hilarious musical journey through the highs and lows of one mean lump. Cancer is a bitch, but it makes one hell of a tale

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Guess How Much I Love You Live

06-12-2017

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31-12-2017

Selladoor Family presents Guess How Much I Love You. Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from 'Guess How Much I Love You' and 'I Love You All Year Round' collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage.

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Tim Key: Megadate

06-12-2017

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10-12-2017

A brand new 65 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years ago.

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Christmas with Barlow & Smith

08-12-2017

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08-12-2017

Musical theatre writing team Barlow & Smith host a night of musical festivities featuring songs from their debut album Christmas In The City, alongside Christmas classics, joined by West End guests.

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Bare Essentials

09-12-2017

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09-12-2017

A festive edition of London's best reviewed new writing night, Bare Essentials returns with its critically acclaimed series of events. Staging new Christmas plays by established and emerging playwrights, it’s festive theatre at its best

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The Tipsy Show

10-12-2017

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10-12-2017

Join international Cabaret Star Velma Celli and comedy soprano Zoe Curlett for an evening of song!

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Mischief Movie Night

13-12-2017

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27-01-2018

Mischief Theatre return to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! Starring them, directed by you, Mischief Movie Night is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster!

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Katie Pritchard: Hurricane Katie

15-12-2017

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Board up the windows, loot a supermarket and then hide in the basement, it's "Hurricane Katie" and this is comedy carnage. "Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, and always original and entertaining" ★★★★ (Female Arts Magazine) WI...

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SIX

18-12-2017

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22-01-2018

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight.

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Scrooge You!

22-12-2017

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29-12-2017

Join us for a fun-fuelled fusion of old fashioned storytelling and ridiculous theatrical immersion as we perform Dickens’ festive favourite. This production promises scares, laughs, breakdowns, mulled wine, mince pies, post-show parlour games an...

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Bryony Twydle & Friends

19-01-2018

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19-01-2018

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama) brings you some work in progress characters as part of her solo show. Joining her will be stand-up Lorna Shaw & special guests. ‘Sharp comic timing’ ViewfromtheGods ★★★★★

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The Vignettes

26-01-2018

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26-01-2018

Pippa and Lizzie are ‘The Vignettes’. Brimming with a feelgood mix of songs (covering genres from Musical Theatre, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Swing and original songs) and delivered in their own sparkling, comic and heart warming manner. There’s ...

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The Hospitality Industry's Pantomime - Aladdin

31-01-2018

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02-02-2018

The Hospitality Industry’s Pantomime is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever! We’ll be hitting the West End stage with our trade-revamp of the classic Eastern tale, Aladdin!

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All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical

06-02-2018

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11-03-2018

All Or Nothing– The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was mod. Having played to packed houses across the UK this stunning new home-grown musical is coming home to London.

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