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Eugenius! to return to The Other Palace

The musical about a teenage boy obsessed with sci-fi originally opened at the theatre earlier this year

The company of Eugenius!
The company of Eugenius!
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Eugenius! the musical produced by Warwick Davis and Kevin Wood is to return to The Other Palace later this year.

It originally opened at the same theatre in February 2018, running for a month. Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, the coming-of-age musical tells the story of Eugene, a teenage boy obsessed with sci-fi and fantasy who decides to create his own comic book movie.

Davis said: "The clamouring for Eugenius! to return has been so great, it can be heard in another galaxy! If you missed it last time, this is your chance to see what the buzz is all about. And for our Super Fans out there, we'll be adding dedicated Sunday performances – exclusively for you!"

The songs tap into '80s sounds and include "Go Eugenius!", "Comic Book Kind of Love", "Don't Shoot For the Stars" and "Hollywood". In her original review of the show, WhatsOnStage reviewer Jane Kemp said the music "is genuinely engaging, with a crisp live band led by musical director Darren Lord."

Ian Talbot directs the piece, which has choreography from Aaron Renfree, sound design from Gareth Owen and lighting from Andrew Ellis. The show runs from 5 September to 7 October with previews from 1 September.

Casting details are yet to be announced.