Avenue Q, with puppets, porn and the purpose of life, returns to London at the Greenwich Theatre from 23rd April to 11th May, and also in London at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon from 28th to 30th July.
Winner of Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book at the 2004 Tony Awards, as well as a smash hit on Broadway, the West End and worldwide, this hugely popular coming of age satire based on the much loved Sesame Street features puppets and puppeteers alongside human actors.
The producers behind the first UK Tour of Spring Awakening and West End production of Seussical are embarking on a ten week tour of the sensational musical comedy following a run in their resident venue Greenwich Theatre.
Recent college graduate Princeton moves to Avenue Q filled with hopes and dreams and in search of his purpose. What he finds is Gary Coleman fixing the toilets, girl next door Kate Monster and her unfulfilled dreams for a Monsterssori school, internet sexpert Trekkie Monster and closet gay Republican Rod. With songs such as The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, these funny, fuzzy characters teach Princeton about real life in a mixture of flesh, felt and heart.
Avenue Q first appeared in 2003 at the Off-Broadway theatre the Vineyard before transferring to Broadway later that year. Cameron Mackintosh produced it in the West End in 2006, where it ran for five years before touring, and the show has been performed in more than ten countries around the world.
Sell a Door Theatre Company are a Greenock and Greenwich based theatre company formed in 2007 producing a large volume of mid-scale touring theatre. The majority of their work is aimed at teens and young adults with the ambition to attract young audiences and to excite them to the possibilities of theatre. Their recent productions include Dracula (2010), A Taste of Honey (2011), Lord of the Flies (2011 & 2012), Seussical (2012 & 2013) and the debut UK tour of Spring Awakening (2011).
Artistic Director David Hutchinson said “This is our third major musical production following Spring Awakening in 2011 and Seussical in 2012 & 2013. I have every faith that this parable, which so cleverly pokes fun at the issues young people face going into adulthood, will strike a chord with audiences up and down the country.”
Running Time: 2hrs 30 minutes
Suitable for 14+
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx , Book by Jeff Whitty, Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Directed and Choreographed by Cressida Carré, Design by Richard Evans, Lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones, Sound design by Chris Bogg and DBS Solutions, Puppets Designed by Paul Jomain (www.Qpuppets.co.uk), Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus
Cast to be announced…
Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES
Weds 23rd Apr to Sun 11th May, Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6pm, Weds & Sat matinees 2.30pm (excluding 23rd Apr)
£26 & £21 (cons £22.50 & £17.50), previews 23rd & 24th April £11
020 8858 7755
Tuesday 11th February 2014