Mark Anderson reprises his role as the lead Melvin/Toxie. Also joining him are Natalie Hope, Emma Salvo, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, and Ché Francis. Meanwhile, Peter Bindloss and Sophia Lewis are there as swings/understudies.
The Toxic Avenger is based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 film. It centres on a nerdy earth scientist who wants to clean up the toxic waste problem in his hometown. However, when the corrupt mayor’s goons tossed him in a vat of toxic waste, he turns into the Toxic Avenger.
The show will run at the Arts Theatre from 28th September to 3rd December 2017. Meanwhile, the official opening night will be on 2nd October 2017.
Meet the new Toxic cast
Mark Anderson recently played Henry Myers in Anna of the Five Towns. His other stage credits include Stiles & Drewe’s 3 Little Pigs (International Tour), Page-to-Stage 2015: Out There (Tristan Bates Theatre), and Love Me Tender (UK Tour).
Natalie Hope studied Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts for three years. She was in several musical productions like Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange) and Our House 10th Anniversary (Savoy Theatre).
Emma Salvo trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and took a post-graduate program in Musical Theatre at Royal Academy of Music. Her musical credits include Sincerely, Mr Toad (Sell a Door Theatre), The Amazing Mr Berlin (Jermyn Street Theatre), and Promises, Promises (RAM).
Meanwhile, Oscar Conlon-Morrey took the Honours program in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for three years. The Toxic Avenger will be his West End debut.
Lastly, Ché Francis received a Foundation Diploma for Acting at Arts Professional School and recently graduated with a degree in Professional Acting at LAMDA. His stage credits outside school include Hamlet and Spring Awakening (both at Everyman Theatre Cardiff).