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Social takeover: The Toxic Avenger

By Robin Johnson, Published November 21, 2017

They’re the lean, green, B-movie comedy-horror-cult musical machine – and the cast of The Toxic Avenger proved just as hilariously mad as their show when they took over our Instagram story on a two-show day this weekend (Saturday 18 November).

In a show chock-full of gags from start to finish, ranging from punning perfection to side-splitting slapstick, we knew what we were in for when we granted the hilarious cast the keys to our social media. You can check out their backstage antics below.

The Toxic Avenger is the brainchild of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (an original founding member and keyboardist/vocalist for rock giants, Bon Jovi), the Tony Award-winning creative team behind the smash hit West End musical Memphis.

Following a critically acclaimed UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2016, The Toxic Avenger transferred to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season earlier this year, via an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Based on the 1984 comedy-horror-cult classic film of the same name, the show sees the citizens of Tromaville crying out for a hero – but will they really be saved by the nerdy Melvin Ferd the Third? Tossed into a vat of toxic waste, and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, he might just be the eco-friendly saviour they’re looking for.

Book your The Toxic Avenger tickets today!