Avenue Q

What the popular press had to say when the show opened at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2006.

(Note: The show is now playing at Gielgud Theatre)

"It had delighted me sufficiently...Much of the show's charm lies in the easy interaction of people and puppets...There is more wit than whimsy in the delightful Lopez-Marx numbers." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"What's appealing about the piece and Jason Moore's bouncy, enjoyable production is the total absence of jaded cynicism. What's less attractive is the lack of real bite...Avenue Q is about as genuinely subversive as Friends...All the same, I found it, intermittently, a lot of fun." Paul Taylor for Independent

"Light-weight affair." Dominic Cavendish for Daily Telegraph

"There’s something almost refreshing in several of the jaunty-sounding songs." Benedict Nightingale for The Times

"Avenue Q's puppets tell racist jokes, screw around, download porn and generally get depressed by their crappy lives...very well executed and sporadically hilarious " Nick Curtis for The Evening Standard

"Very easy to enjoy." Brian Logan for Time Out

"Clever and saucy libretto...Within an extraordinarily talented ensemble Julie Atherton and Jon Robyns are quite brilliant in creating these puppet personalities." Liza Martland for The Stage

"It's a little bit smart , fairly shrewd and self-parodying , constantly perky, sometimes funny and basically mushy." Susannah Clap for The Observer

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