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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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The Toxic Avenger

28-09-2017

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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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Funny Gals Friday

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It's that time of the month again..... Join our fabulous Funny Gals for your monthly dose of brand new comedy. A night featuring the best and brightest ladies in stand up and storytelling. The funniest way to spend your Friday.

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Up Close & Country with Kevin McGuire

27-10-2017

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Join us for a special acoustic evening up close with UK Country Male Vocalist of the Year’ nominee Kevin McGuire. February saw the Scottish singer launch his debut EP, Foreign Country, which peaked at #2 on the UK iTunes chart.

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Mad On Her - 80's Jukebox Musical

05-11-2017

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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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Mountains - A Musical Journey with Tim McArthur

10-11-2017

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International performer Tim McArthur’s most honest one man show. Recounting his journey from starting out in the big old world to establishing a career in performing, directing and presenting - an evening of anecdotes, delivered with humour, wit...

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Hannah - The Iyawo

13-11-2017

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“Hannah”, The Iyawo (the Bride) comes to Arts Theatre for one day this year. It is a new play by Eternity Theatre Productions – the producer of Shakespeare’s Fathers & Daughters which showed at The Lounge, Leicester Square Theatre in June...

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Campervan Society Club

17-11-2017

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The Campervan: The most bohemian spot in town! An immersive club experience celebrating queer through the decades. Featuring performances from the best of the cabaret scene: Lili La Scala, Dusty Limits, Tricity Vogue, Ralph Bogard, Tamir Pettet ...

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The Cycling Podcast + Friends

20-11-2017

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Join The Cycling Podcast team of Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe for their West End debut

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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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SCOTS IN THE CITY

30-11-2017

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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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Guess How Much I Love You

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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The Tipsy Show

10-12-2017

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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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The Hospitality Industry's Pantomime - Aladdin

31-01-2018

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02-02-2018

The Springboard Charity pantomime comes to the Arts Theatre this year to give you Aladdin as you’ve never seen it before!

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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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