Eugenius! will return to London later this year. The musical begins previews at the Turbine Theatre on 17 March, with an opening night on 21 March, and performances to 28 May.
Eugenius! features a book, music, and lyrics by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins. The show premiered as a concert at the London Palladium in 2016, ahead of two fully-staged productions at The Other Palace. The musical was due to transfer to the West End in 2018, but this did not come to fruition.
Inspired by 1980s nostalgia, the musical follows Eugene, a teenage boy and comic book fan who dreams of getting his superhero creations in the movies. Press material states: “Eugenius! is a show where geeks rule, dreams do come true, and everyone finds the superhero inside themselves.”
Casting and a further creative team will be announced at a later date. The Other Palace 2018 cast included Rob Houchen as Eugene, Laura Baldwin as Janey, Daniel Buckley as Feris, Marcus Brigstocke as the Narrator, and the voice of Brian Blessed as the Space Lord.
Heathers The Musical will run at The Other Palace until 03 September 2023. This extension will see 28 more weeks of corn nuts, slushies from the 7/11 and buckets of teenage angst.
Back by popular demand, for more Big Fun, there will be special sing-along performances on the evening of Friday 14 April, Thursday 25 May, Friday 30 June and Wedesday 09 August for singing & dress-up extravaganzas!
Casting for Heathers will be announced in due course, but while class is in session, there will be three relaxed performances which will take place on Sunday 2 April 5.30pm, Wednesday 14 June and Wednesday 2 August 2023.
Producer Bill Kenwright said: “I remain thrilled that we can continue to grow and nuture new musical theatre writing across both The Other Palace and The Turbine Theatre, to establish and grow the next generation of musical theatre. Several MTFestUK pieces have gone on to fully staged productions, which is a testament to the function of both our theatres to provide space and support to allow new work to be explored.”