EXCLUSIVE: Warwick Davis launches new British cult musical EUGENIUS!

Posted on Posted in 2017, News

After a successful debut concert performance at the London Palladium last year, Warwick Davis and Kevin Wood are delighted to announce the full-scale production of the British cult musical EUGENIUS! at The Other Palace from 22 January until the 3 March 2018.

Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, EUGENIUS! tells  the story of Eugene, a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains may just be the ticket to him creating his very own comic book movie in Hollywood.  Joined by his best friends Janey and Feris, our comic writing genius must discover the true meaning of growing up, finding the superhero within, saving the world from both earthbound villains and possibly those from distant galaxies, and along the way, falling in love.

The production is produced by legendary Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis and features the voice of Prince Vultan himself, Brian Blessed.

Warwick said:

We are thrilled to be bringing an original British musical  to The Other Palace. After a tremendous concert performance at the London Palladium last summer we can’t wait to see the fully staged production. Ben and Chris have written this incredible 80’s inspired score and includes the songs ‘Go Eugenius’ and ‘Comic Book Kind of Love’, which received popular acclaim last year!

 

The book, music and lyrics for EUGENIUS! are written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins. Award-winning Ian Talbot will direct. Ian was previously the Artistic Director at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre for 20 years, for which he received an OBE. He has directed Annie Get Your Gun and Lend Me A Tenor. The creative team is completed by Aaron Renfree who will choreograph, sound design by Gareth Owen, lighting by Andrew Ellis, musical supervision by Stuart Morley and musical direction by Darren Lord. Set and costume design will be by Hannah Wolfe and the show’s design features specially commissioned comic book artwork by Marvel artist, Simon Williams (Transformers, Spider Man, Marvel Heroes and The lncredible Hulk).

Music from EUGENIUS! will be released from today (26 October) and is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, YouTube and all other music services.

 

On Sunday 29 October at MCM London Comic Con, we will be holding a press conference with Warwick Davis. Email annie.byrne@mcmexpo.net to join!

 

For further press information please contact Raw PR

Stacey Pedder, Simon Raw or Emily Webb on 020 3829 0930

www.rawpr.co.uk

Twitter @RawPRTweets

Instagram @RawPRTheatre

 

LISTINGS

EUGENIUS! THE MUSICAL – Monday 22 January – Saturday 3 March 2018

www.theotherpalace.co.uk

Box Office 020 7087 7900

Twitter @eugeniusuk

Facebook and Instagram @eugeniusthemusical

Website http://www.eugeniusthemusical.com/

Music www.smarturl.it/eugenius01

 

THE OTHER PALACE

12 Palace Street, Westminster, London, SW1E 5JA

 

PREVIEWS

Monday 22 January 7.30pm

Tuesday 23 January 7.30pm

Wednesday 24 January 7.30pm

Thursday 25 January 7.30pm

Friday 26 January 7.30pm

Saturday 27 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Monday 29 January 7.30pm

Gala night

Tuesday 30 January 7pm 

From 31 January – 3 March

Performance times:

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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