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Full casting announced for Eugenius! at The Other Palace

The new British musical will open next month in London

Daniel Buckley, Laura Baldwin and producer Warwick Davis
Daniel Buckley, Laura Baldwin and producer Warwick Davis
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The full cast has been announced for new British musical Eugenius!, produced by Warwick Davis, ahead of its opening at The Other Palace next month.

Liam Forde (Hand to God) will make his London theatre debut as the lead character Eugene, joined by Laura Baldwin as his love interest Janey. Baldwin can currently be seen at the same venue in Big Fish.

They are joined by Daniel Buckley (Loserville) as Feris, Ian Hughes (Guys and Dolls) as Evil Lord Hector, Scott Paige (The Addams Family) as Theo, Cameron Blakely (Les Misérables) as Lex, Shaun Dalton (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Gerhard, Melissa James (Bodyguard) as Carrie, Alexander Evans (Sound of Music) as Eugene’s dad and Alison Arnopp (Dusty) as Space Diva/Mrs T.

They will be joined by Brian Gilligan, Jacob Fisher, Alex Tranter, Luke Dowling, Rosie Heath, Chloe Chambers and Frances Dee. The piece will also the feature the voice of Brian Blessed.

Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, the new coming-of-age musical follows sci-fi and fantasy enthusiast Eugene as he tries to create his own comic book movie. It will be directed by former Regent's Park Open Air Theatre artistic director Ian Talbot, with choreography by Aaron Renfree, sound design by Gareth Owen, lighting by Andrew Ellis, musical supervision by Stuart Morley and musical direction by Darren Lord.

Hannah Wolfe will design the set and costumes, with specially commissioned comic book artwork created by Marvel artist Simon Williams.

Eugenius! will run at The Other Palace from 30 January until 3 March with previews from 22 January.

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