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About the Show

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse where it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best New Musical, cult rock musical The Toxic Avenger is transferring to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season.

From Joe DiPetro 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!"

Toxie is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He's out to save New Jersey, end global warming, win the heart of the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner in this toxic love story with an environmental twist.

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.

CAST

Che Francis

Ché Francis

Ché will soon be graduating from LAMDA with a Degree in Professional Acting. During his training, his credits have included:

Theatre credits:

BIRDLAND, BURY FAIR, MACBETH, THE SEAGULL, REWIND, THE RIVALS, TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE and BULL (LAMDA), PHAEDRA (Arts Educational Schools), WUTHERING HEIGHTS R&D and THE SEAGULL R&D (National Youth Theatre), HAMLET and SPRING AWAKENING (Everyman Theatre Cardiff)

Ché also appeared in short film PAYBACK during his studies.

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Emma Salvo

Emma Salvo

Training: LIPA and the Royal Academy of Music

Credits include: God in Holy Crap (King’s Head) Jan in Grease (Royal Caribbean/David Ian Productions), Performer in Newsrevue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Fairy Crystal in Sleeping Beauty (Mercury Theatre), Mother in Sincerely, Mister Toad (Selladoor UK Tour).

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre: The Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse); Stiles & Drewe’s Three Little Pigs (International tour); The Book of Mormon – Original West End Cast (Prince of Wales Theatre); Love Me Tender (National tour); Once Upon A Mattress (Union Theatre); Legally Blonde (National tour); Mary Poppins (National tour); Jack & The Beanstalk (Salisbury Playhouse); Honk! (Watermill, Newbury); Hello, Dolly! (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Boy Friend (West End); Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre); Thomas & Friends (Antipodean tour); Snow White & The Seven Dwarves (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).

Workshops/Readings: Three Billy Goats Gruff/Three Little Pigs (Stiles & Drewe); SuperOrdinary (Soho Theatre); Out There! (YMT); Lost Boys: Neverland Grows Up (Liverpool Everyman); Barnum Demo Recordings (Cameron Mackintosh); Blockbuster, Soapdish!; The Lost Boys – Neverland Grows Up.

Recordings: Cool Rider, Honk! The Demo Recordings.

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Natalie Hope

Natalie Hope

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatre includes: Sweet Charity (Manchester Royal Exchange); Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve Theatre); The Commitments (Palace Theatre, West End); Our House (Savoy Theatre, West End); Sister Act (No.1 UK Tour); Evita (Bill Kenwright Productions, UK Tour); Disney’s High School Musical (No.1 UK Tour); Fame (Shafesbury Theatre, West End and No.1 UK Tour); Don’t Stop Believing (UK Tour); Rocky Horror Show (No.1 UK Tour); Laughter in the Rain (Bill Kenwright Productions, No.1 UK Tour); Beyond the Barricade (UK Tour).

Workshops include: Son of Ranbow (Old Vic); Guy Fawkes: A New Musical (Alan Boulter)

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Oscar Conlon-Morrey

Oscar Conlon-Morrey

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Oscar has just graduated from Drama School and is excited to be making his professional debut in The Toxic Avenger.

Credits In Training Include: Baron Von Gaigern in Grand Hotel, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dwight in Lockhart, Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Justin West in Dolly West's Kitchen, Backing Vocalist for Kerry Ellis and Ben Forster in Future Dreams. Oscar was a finalist and runner up in the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year competition.

Workshop credits include: Fanny in Fanny and Stella for Theatre Bench (Eamonn O'Dwyer, Alistair Knights), Strauss in Bismarck at The Nottingham Playhouse, The President of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels (Andrew Doyle, Duke Special), Jeffrey in Union S.C. (Jonathan Butterell, Ashley Robinson), Frank in Our Season's End at The Arts Theatre (Elliot Clay, Tom Attwood), Daniel in Changing Fashion (Stephen Lowe, Martin Berry), Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre.

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Peter Bindloss

Peter Bindloss

Peter trained at Arts Educational Schools London.

Peter recently appeared in the World Premier of Holy Crap! at the Kings Head Theatre

Credits whilst training include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Easy Virtue, Jerry Springer the Opera and The Life.

Sophia Lewis

Sophia Lewis

Sophia trained at London School of Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Performer/Ensemble in WEST END LIVE - HAIR THE MUSICAL, Roza & Ensemble in GLASGOW GIRLS (UK Tour), Nikita in BOLLYWOOD ROSE (British Asian Festival/Watford Palace Theatre), Evil Stepmother in ARTHURS QUEST: A MEDIEVAL MUSICAL (Edinburgh Fringe / Space UK), Rita/Barbara in 1963 THE HAD A DREAM (Cochrane Theatre) and Sebastian in THE TEMPEST (Millfield Theatre).

Theatre Credits whilst training: Viola in THE TWELFTH NIGHT (LMST Studios), Madame Virago in MARRIAGE A LA MODE (LSMT Studios), Ensemble in REDHEAD (Bridewell Theatre), Ensemble in HAIR (Workshop / LMST), Policeman in PIRATE OF PENZANCE (Workshop / LMST).

Film and Televison: Actor in CANVAS (Short Film), Mya In DETENTION (Film)

Other Performance Work: Mary in REPUTATION (Workshop)

For more information about Sophia, visit: www.access-uk.com

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