The original new British musical Eugenius! will get a concert performance at the London Palladium June 29.
It is being produced by and stars Warwick Davis, best known for his appearances in the Harry Potter films and Star Wars. He is joined by two-time Olivier winner David Bedella (In The Heights, Jerry Springer The Opera), Amy Lennox (currently in Kinky Boots), Samuel Holmes (currently in Mrs. Henderson Presents) and Summer Strallen. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will join the cast as the Narrator and Brian Blessed will provide a guest voiceover.
Featuring book, music and lyrics by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, the musical is a classic love story, set in the 1980s, 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.
In a press statement, Davis commented, “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.”
The concert premiere will be directed by Ian Talbot and Michael Jibson, with choreography by Aaron Renfree and Nick Winston. Sound design is by Gareth Owen, lighting by Andrew Ellis, musical supervision by Steve Power and musical direction by Nathan Jarvis.
To book tickets and for further information, visit eugeniusthemusical.com.