Today's first comic book musical: Warwick Davis brings Eugenius to The Other Palace

26 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Warwick Davis

British cult musical comedy EUGENIUS! gets a full six-week run at The Other Palace in the new year, after a star-studded one-night concert at the West End's London Palladium last May.

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 London’s The Other Palace from 22 January until the 3 March 2018, with a gala opening on 30 January.

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’.

Choreography is by Aaron Renfree, 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! will be released from today and is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, YouTube and all other music services.