Warwick Davis is someone we here at Geektown have admired for a long time. We have spoken to him before when he was touring with his Reduced Height Theatre Company, but this was the first time we got to meet in person.
During the interview, Warwick covers many aspects of his career, from his start as a young boy, landing the role of Wicket on Return Of The Jedi (after his grandmother hear a casting call on the radio), getting a role in the new Star Wars movie, working with Karl Pilkington, and his latest project – Eugenius! The Musical.
Set in the 1980s, EUGENIUS! is a classic love story between two teenagers, Eugene and Janey. She is in love with him, but he always has his head inside a comic book – so much so that he actually writes his own comic about a superhero. Against the odds, Eugene’s creations take him to Hollywood and he becomes the unlikely hero of his own intergalactic battle! The musical has an original score based on the sounds of the 1980s, with a story which hilariously merges real life and the intergalactic world of the comic book.
Before they go into full stage production, EUGENIUS! is holding a concert premiere performance on 29 June 2016 at the London Palladium. The show is produced by (and stars) actor Warwick, who is joined by a host of musical theatre stars including double Olivier Award-winner David Bedella (In The Heights, Jerry Springer, The Opera, The Rocky Horror Show), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, Spamalot) and Summer Strallen (Sound of Music, Love Never Dies). Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will join the cast as the Narrator and Brian Blessed will provide a guest voiceover.
If you would like tickets, or more information, you can find out more at www.eugeniusthemusical.com