Eugenius! musical to be streamed online to raise money for charity

Original musical Eugenius! will be streamed online this Friday night (March 20) in aid of Acting for Others.

The London production will broadcast a recording online via its Facebook page here from 7PM GMT UK time on Friday March 20.

With the West End and other UK theatres closed, the stream aims to raise money for stage charity Acting for Others which provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need.

Eugenius! features a book, music and lyrics by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins.

They said: “THEY CAN’T STOP US, WE’RE A TEAM!…. as shows close across the globe and people are forced to stay at home, there’s never been a more important time to bring the joy of live theatre right to your doorstep!

“Unlike some other shows that have recordings intended for release this was never intended to be seen BUT as the cast are incredible, the music rocks and it still delivers the same heartfelt story and feel good factor that audiences took away with them when they saw the show live, we thought you should see it anyway!

“Team Eugenius thanks you in advance for all your support – Go Hygienius! Go Hygiene!”

Eugenius! tells the story of Eugene, a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains could be the ticket to him creating his very own comic book movie in Hollywood.

The cast features Mark Hamill, Laura Baldwin, Daniel Buckley, Scott Paige, Alison Arnopp, Rob Houchen, Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne, Simon Thomas, Christopher Ragland, Tom Senior, Titus Rowe, Alex Tranter, Ben Darcy, Dilllon Scott-Lewis, Lauren Cancannon, Amy West, Sasha Wareham and Brian Blessed.

The create team ismade up of writers Chris Wilkins and Ben Adams, Ian Talbot (Director), Michael Jibson (Creative Consultant) Anthony Houghton (Assistant Director), Stuart Morely (Musical Supervisor) Darren Lord (Musical Director), Aaron Renfree (Choreographer). Andrew Ellis (Lighting Design) Hannah Wolfe (Costume and Set Design), Dan Samson (Sound Design) Jim Arnold CDG (Casting Director) and producers Warwick Davis, Kevin Wood and George Wood.

You can watch Eugenius! online via from 7PM, Friday March 20.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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