Find out how critics have reacted to the European premiere of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan’s musical comedy The Toxic Avenger… 

The Reviews Hub: **** Stephen Bates thought: “it offers two in-toxic-ating hours of superhero superfun and, as such, it is pretty hard to beat.”

The Upcoming: **** Connor Campbell wrote that: ” The Toxic Avenger never lets its love of musicals prevent it from breaking the rules, the end result being something that is reverent and raucous in near equal measure.”

WhatsOnStage: **** Daisy Bowie-Sell commented that: “what really catapults this production to superhero status is its five-strong cast.”

London Theatre.co.uk: **** Dom O’Hanlon called the show: “sharp and well-presented musical manages to satirically deliver its sermon in a frivolously entertaining way.”

Jonathan Baz Reviews…:**** “If you enjoy comedy-horror that while being carefully (and expensively) crafted, refuses to take itself seriously, you’ll love The Toxic Avenger. Not for the easily offended, this is top-notch trash!”

Broadway World.com: Carrie Dunn found: “If schlock and rock appeal to you, this is a must-see.”

London Theatre 1: ***** Terry Eastham wrote: “The Toxic Avenger ranks high in my list of musicals that are so wrong on paper and so right in reality. Don’t delay, book today!”

There Ought to be Clowns: “The Toxic Avenger is actually a more substantial musical than you might expect and so marks an astute choice for Aria Entertainments to import here for its European premiere.”

Time Out:**** Stewart Pringle said: “this is a show with its mutant heart in the right place, a nuclear meltdown of arse-kicking choruses and eco-savvy bodily dismemberment.”

The Toxic Avenger is at the Southwark Playhouse until the 21st May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-toxic-avenger/ .

 

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