In rehearsals with The Toxic Avenger

The musical has its European premiere at Southwark Playhouse this evening

The Toxic Avenger opens at Southwark Playhouse tonight, we popped into rehearsals recently to find out more.''

Mark Anderson stars as Melvin Ferd the Third alongside Hannah Grover as Sarah.

Other casting includes Lizzii Hills, Marc Pickering and Ashley Samuels.

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 runs at Southwark Playhouse until 21 May 2016.