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Eugenius! The Musical - planned West End transfer cancelled

Eugenius. The  Full Company. Photo by Scott Rylander.

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EUGENIUS! the Musical will end its second critically acclaimed run at The Other Palace – extended due to public demand – on Sunday, October 21, 2018, but will not now open the following week at the Ambassadors Theatre as planned.

Producer Kevin Wood revealed that a key investor had pulled out at the last minute due to the wider economic conditions. He said:

“The past few days has been spent frantically trying to replace them but time has run out. In the New Year we will take stock and come again. We have spent too much time and money on this project to just let it die.”

Ticket holders should contact their point of sale.

Previously Posted: Due to phenomenal demand, Eugenius! The Musical is transferring to the West End for a strictly limited winter season.

This high-energy 80s-inspired British musical with ‘a superhero-sized heart and uplifting score’, will end its second critically acclaimed, extended run at The Other Palace on Sunday, October 21 and will open the following week at the Ambassadors Theatre, where it will run from Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019.

With book, music and lyrics by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, Eugenius! has been nominated for eight Off West End Awards including Best Musical, Best Male Performance in a Musical, Best Female Performance in a Musical, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Video Design.

Producer Warwick Davis, the legendary Star Wars and Harry Potter actor, said: “We are thrilled to present Eugenius! in the West End – what an incredible, epic journey we have been on. At the beginning of 2018, Eugenius! had a buzz-filled, triumphant 6-week premiere at The Other Palace. The reaction was so incredible that we were invited back for another season.

“We tweaked, tickled, tightened and super-charged it, adding a new song and created Super Fan Sundays, giving our wonderful fans the opportunity to meet and quiz the cast and creative team. With many fans – or, rather, Eugenies – seeing it multiple times, their love for the show, the characters and earworm songs created a wonderful online community and the social media reaction has completely blown us all away.

“That buzz and army of supporters is now propelling us to the heart of the West End and we look forward to seeing audiences on their feet at every performance, punching the air and singing in unison, ‘Go Eugenius!’.”

Eugene is a teenage boy and briliant comic book artist whose dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains lead him to creating his very own superhero movie in Hollywood. Joined on his amazing adventures by best friends Janey and Feris, our intrepid hero reaches for the stars, finds the superhero within, saves the world from earthbound villains – and those from distant galaxies – and along the way, falls in love!

The full cast for the West End transfer will be announced soon.

Watch the No Pants Dance video and check out some Production images.

Tickets (on sale from 10am on Friday, October 5): All tickets £25 for performances from October 27 to November 10 (no concessions or group rates). Rest of run: £25, £37.50 and £55. Premiums – £70 (Best seats in the house). To book, call the box office on 0207 395 5405 or visit www.eugeniusthemusical.com/.

Times: Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm; Friday and Saturday at 5pm and 8pm.

Christmas Schedule

December 24 at 3pm
Christmas Day – no show
December 26 at 7.30pm
December 27, 28 and 29 at 5pm and 8pm
December 30 – no show
December 31 at 3pm
January 1 at 5pm and 8pm
January 2 and 3 at 7.30pm
January 4 and 5 at 5pm and 8pm

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes.