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Casting announced for The Toxic Avenger

The musical receives its European premiere next month

Mark Anderson, Ashley Samuels and Hannah Grover
Mark Anderson, Ashley Samuels and Hannah Grover
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Casting has been announced for the European premiere of The Toxic Avenger, which opens at Southwark Playhouse next month.

Mark Anderson (The Book of Mormon, Legally Blonde) stars as Toxie alongside Hannah Grover (Ghost, Evita), Lizzii Hills (Chicago, EastEnders), Marc Pickering (Sleepy Hollow, Les Miserables) and Ashley Samuels (The Book of Mormon).

From the team behind hit musical Memphis, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, The Toxic Avenger follows an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem, but when he is tossed into a vat of toxic waste, he's transformed into superhero The Toxic Avenger or 'Toxie'.

The production has direction by Benji Sperring with musical direction by Alex Beetschen, lighting design by Nic Farman and choreography by Lucie Pankhurst.

The Toxic Avenger will run at Southwark Playhouse from 26 April to 21 May 2016.