After five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and multiple smash hit tours, Avenue Q will hit Theatre Royal’s stage from 4th-8th June. The famed show features mischief, bad behaviour and copious amounts of political incorrectness and is one for people with the naughtiest of humours. The Tony award-winning musical was created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, the latter of whom co-created ‘Book of Mormon’ and wrote the song for unfathomably popular ‘Frozen’. Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming story of 6 downtown New York residents trying to make sense of life’s most burning and trying troubles.
Avenue Q first opened off-broadway at the Vineyard Theatre all the way in 2003 before quickly being picked by up Broadway later that year where it won three Tony Awards – Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. 3 years later it came to the West End and ran for five years before the touring the UK and subsequently ten countries around the world. Avenue Q have the same producers as ‘Footloose’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Flashdance’ and was directed by now much-loved director and choreographer Cressida Carre.
The six furry puppet characters all live on the same street in New York but all have wildly different personalities. Princeton, a “bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account; Brian, “the out of work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve”; Nicky, “the good hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod”, Trekkie Monster, “an internet sexpert”; Lucy the Slut and Kate Monster, “a very cute kindergarten teacher”. Together the six cause mayhem and madness all through hysterically funny and critically-acclaimed songs, such as ‘The Internet is for Porn’ and ‘Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist’.
This extraordinary good play has a cast of 11 incredibly talented performers and puppeteers. The play is suitable for all those over the age of 14 and tickets are available from today!