Wednesday, May 25

Full cast announced for new musical Eugenius

Updated 27th June: the full cast has just been announced : the show will star David Bedella as Lex Hogan, Amy Lenox as Janey, Samuel Holmes as Theo and Summer Strallen as Carrie with Warwick Davis, who is also producing the show, as Hector and Marcus Brigstocke as Narrator/Laurence. Brian Blessed will provide a guest voiceover.
Completing the cast are Alison Arnopp as Mrs Truthseeker/Clapper Board Man/Hollywood Choir/Midwife, Norman Bowman as Dad/Mr Winterbottom/Jake The Bum/Lord Tough Man/Cameraman, Daniel Buckley as Ferris, Sharon D Clarke as Space Diva, Shaun Dalton as Gerhard/Tough Man, Louis Maskell as Eugene, Ross William Wild as Stock Jock/Coke Head/Reporters/George Lucas/Fish Leader/Soap Dodger and Gabriella Williams as Katy/Cheerleader/Lady Man/Hilary.

A new musical Eugenius! will receive a concert staging at the London Palladium on 29th June starringWarwick Davis (who is also producing) , David Bedella (In The Heights/Jerry Springer The Opera), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots/Legally Blonde), Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents/Spamalot) and Summer Strallen (Sound of Music/Love Never Dies).Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will be the Narrator and Brian Blessed provides a guest voiceover.

Eugenius! has book, music and lyrics by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins. The concert performance will be directed by Ian Talbot and Michael Jibson. Choreography will be by Aaron Renfree and Nick Winston. Sound is by Gareth Owen with lighting by Andrew Ellis, musical supervision by Steve Power and musical direction by Nathan Jarvis.

Warwick Davis said: “We are really excited to be bringing a brand new, original production to the London stage. The performance on 29 June will give the audience a chance to experience this new ‘80s-inspired musical before it is staged in the West End as a full production next year. We have a hugely talented cast and production team, and the music is just phenomenal. We look forward to sharing our work with the first, lucky audience at the London Palladium this June.”

Described as an "exciting and innovative musical",  Eugenius! is a classic 1980's love story between two teenagers, Eugene and Janey. She is in love with him, but he always has his head inside a comic book – so much so that he actually writes his own comic about a superhero. Against the odds, Eugene’s creations take him to Hollywood and he becomes the unlikely hero of his own intergalactic battle! The musical has an original score based on the sounds of the 1980s, with a story which hilariously merges real life and the intergalactic world of the comic book.

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