About the showAfter a hugely successful debut concert performance at the London Palladium, followed by a sold-out West End season, smash-hit cult musical Eugenius! returns to play another strictly limited season at Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s The Other Palace. Produced by Warwick Davis, Kevin Wood and George Wood, Eugenius! is a teenage love story set in a world of comic books and superheroes.
Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, Eugenius! is the hilarious and touching tale of Eugene, a teenage boy whose dreams consist of superheroes and villains. Determined to create a Hollywood comic book movie, he enlists the help of his friends Janey and Feris.
But before this comic writing genius can embark on his journey, he must first discover the true meaning of growing up, by finding the hero within, saving the world from earthbound villains and maybe falling in love along the way! With an 80’s-inspired score, the musical includes tunes such as “Comic Book Kind of Love” and “Go Eugenius”.
Originally premiering at the London Palladium in 2016, British musical Eugenius! played a concert-style performance, featuring musical theatre stars including David Bedella, Amy Lennox and Summer Strallen. Casting for the new run at The Other Palace includes Rob Houchen as Eugene, Laura Baldwin as Janey, Daniel Buckley as Feris, Neil McDermott as Evil Lord Hector, Scott Paige as Theo, Alex Bourne as Lex, Simon Thomas as Tough Man and Emily Tierney as Super Hot Lady.
Eugenius! is directed by Ian Talbot (Million Dollar Quartet), former Artistic Director of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and choreographed by Aaron Renfree. The production features design by Hannah Wolfe, sound design by Gareth Owen and lighting design by Andrew Ellis, with musical direction by Darren Lord and musical supervision by Stuart Morley.
A wacky musical that has already gained a phenomenal cult following after a sold-out London run, Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace for a limited season. The production plays from September 1st to October 21st 2018, with an official opening on September 5th 2018.
Who Should See It?Fans of the show will love seeing Eugenius! again at the intimate The Other Palace, whilst those who missed out before now have the opportunity to see it! Those who are excited by new musicals should not miss out.
Eugenius! is recommended for those aged 12 and up.