THE OTHER PALACE THEATRE (formerly St
(and "The Studio")
Opens 1st September 2018. Ends 7th October 2018.
After a successful debut concert performance at the London Palladium last
year and a run at the Other Palace Theatre in early 2018, Warwick Davis and
Kevin Wood are delighted to announce the full-scale revival of the British
cult musical “EUGENIUS!” again at The Other Palace this autumn.
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.
‘Star Wars’ legend Mark Hamill will be the voice of ‘Kevin The Robot.’ Mark
Hamill is most famous for his roles on screen; in particular, playing the
iconic role of Luke Skywalker in the ‘Star Wars’ film franchise. Mark is
also renowned as one of the world’s leading voice actors and has voiced a
number of character roles including ‘The Joker’ in ‘Batman: The Animated
Series’, for which he won a BAFTA. Mark has also guest starred as a voice
actor in the internationally acclaimed series, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The
Mark said of his part in the production, ‘I am thrilled to be the voice of a
character in this new British Musical, and to be supporting Warwick in his
new venture. ‘Kevin The Robot’ is a small but important cameo in this
nostalgic show which is currently taking London by storm with a brilliant
original soundtrack nd story line’.
Producer, Warwick Davis commented, ‘I have known Mark as a friend since
first working with him in ‘Return of the Jedi’ in 1981. He’s such a talented
voice-actor and I feel very lucky he agreed to take a cameo in ‘Eugenius!’
How did I persuade him to do it, you might ask? Well, it could have been a
Jedi mind trick... ‘This is the droid you need to voice.’
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
recieved popular acclaim last year’.
Returning to the cast are:
Laura Baldwin (Big Fish The Musical) as Eugene’s love interest Janey.
Daniel Buckley (Book Of Mormon, Loserville) as Feris.
Scott Paige (The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Theo.
Alison Arnopp (the title role in Dusty) as Space Diva/Mrs Truthstretcher.
Joining them are:
Rob Houchen in the lead role of Eugene. His West End starring roles include
Marius in Les Miserables and Gibran in Broken Wings. He was Fleet in Titanic
at Charing Cross Theatre.
Neil McDermott (Evil Lord Hector) is best known as Ryan Malloy in EastEnders,
which saw him nominated Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television
Awards. His previous West End bad boy roles include Chief Weasel in The Wind
in the Willows and Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical. He was Bill Sykes in
Oliver! at Grange Park Opera.
Emily Tierney (Carrie/Super Hot Lady) has played Glinda in both Wicked and
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the London
Palladium. She also starred as Molly Jensen in Ghost.
Alex Bourne (Lex) has just played Daddy Warbucks in the West End production
of Annie. He was Khashoggi in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and
starred as Daryl in The Witches of Eastwick at the Watermill Theatre.
Simon Thomas (Gerhard/Tough Man) has starred in the West End as Raoul in The
Phantom of the Opera and Warner Huntingdon III in Legally Blonde. He was
Black in The Wild Party at The Other Palace.
The rest of the cast are: Christopher Ragland (Road Show, Forbidden
Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors, Menier Chocolate Factory) as Eugene’s
Dad/Lord Tough Man, Tom Senior (Kenickie, Grease, Jesus, Godspell, UK tours)
as Stock Jock/Flock of Eagles Singer, Titus Rowe, Laurence. Alex Tranter,
Ben Darcy, Dilllon Scott-Lewis, Lauren Cancannon, Amy West, Sasha Wareham.
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, The lncredible Hulk).
Music from ‘EUGENIUS!’ is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google
Play, YouTube and all other music services.
Facebook and Instagram @eugeniusthemusical
A mixed set of exciting one-off events are also scheduled for the next few
www.theotherpalace.co.uk for details.
"The Studio" schedule:
See www.theotherpalace.co.uk for details of productions.
|Site © Theatremonkey.com 2000 to 2018.
are a Registered Trade Mark. Buy your tickets with confidence here:
Theatremonkey.com is an Affiliate Member of
STAR - The Society Of Ticket Agents
and Retailers - please do feel free to confirm its membership by
clicking the verification system graphic (left). All rights reserved.
Information on this site may not be reproduced in any form, by any
distribution media, in whole or in part, without permission. This means
that you MUST NOT copy graphics or text for posting on another website.
Opinions expressed are those of the site owner and / or contributors,
and are not those of the site host or service providers. Tickets sold
from links on this site - and any other information given - are the
responsibility of the supplying company, not theatremonkey.com.
Comments about this page are welcome Contact
Us. No responsibility is taken for accuracy of information, No
liability can be taken for loss relating to individual use of data
contained on this site. 'About Cookies' and 'Our Website, Your
Privacy': The theatremonkey.com website DOES NOT use "cookies" on
its website at any time. It does link to sites which do use "cookies" to
track sales / site navigation information.
Click Here for more information - as required by the 2012 UK
E-Privacy Directive. Use of this site constitutes agreement with the
above. E&OE. Last Update:
15 August 2018 13:51