Eugenius! – the most hotly anticipated new musical you’ve never seen has kicked off a strictly limited run at The Other Palace in Victoria, London, and you really have to be there to catch it.
There’s been plenty of underground word-of-mouth, and one off ‘concert’ performance – a sold-out, queues-round-the-block, one-nighter at the London Palladium. The show was lit by Andrew Ellis with Storm supplying the lighting equipment.
Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, this new coming-of-age musical follows sci-fi and fantasy enthusiast Eugene as he tries to create his own comic book movie. Eugene draws comic book stories in between being bullied at school and coping with a disappointing family life.
Eugene is a geek who spends his time creating a comic strip for an original superhero, Tough Man – catchphrase, “He’s tough but fair/And he has perfect hair!”. This muscle-bound prodigy travels through the universe with his sidekick, Super Hot Lady, but there is one chink in his armour.
His powers are weakened if he touches a woman.However after winning a competition, he leaves all that behind and soon finds himself in Hollywood writing a movie based on his ‘Tough Man’ and ‘Super Hot Lady’ characters.
Little does he know, his comic book villain actually exists and Evil Lord Hector turns up on set ready to kill Tough Man. Will Eugene be able to step into his hero’s shoes and save the world?
Thankfully Eugene manages to overcome his fears and reclaim his story, discovering the true origins of his beloved Tough Man along the way. Superbly enhanced by Andrew’s creative lighting design, which featured both bright & bold colours of Hollywood, some truly special moments between Eugene and Janey and to ensuring Ferris wasn’t forgotten about throughout the show which was beautifully lit. It really made the show a joy to watch and made sure you were engaged at all times.
Storm’s Hire Coordinator James comments: “We were really pleased to supply the lighting equipment for this brilliant show. It was great to work with Andrew to ensure we provided everything he needed to be able to do the brilliant work on the production. We aim to build a close relationship with lighting designers and be able to support them with any productions or projects they have and to ensure they receive the high quality service Storm is able to offer.”