Avenue Q extending to 2 Jan 2010 at Gielgud Theatre


Avenue Q extending to 2 Jan 2010 at Gielgud Theatre

Avenue Q is extending three months to 2 Jan 2010 at the Gielgud Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to 19 Dec 2009, Christmas dates to 2 Jan 2010 will be on sale shortly!

Avenue Q opened at the Noël Coward Theatre 28 June 2006, following previews from 1 June, to excellent notices from the popular press: MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "it had delighted me sufficiently." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Enjoyable production." DOMINIC CAVENDISH for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Light-weight affair." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "There’s something almost refreshing in several of the jaunty-sounding songs." NICK CURTIS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Very well executed and sporadically hilarious " BRIAN LOGAN for TIME OUT says, "Very easy to enjoy."

The show closed at the Noël Coward Theatre on 28 March 2009 and reopened at the Gielgud on 1 June 2009.

The cast currently includes Daniel Boys (Princeton and Rod); Mark Goldthorp (Trekkie Monster & Nicky); Julie Atherton (Kate Monster and Lucy The Slute), Christopher Fry (Brian), Edward Baruwa (Gary Coleman), Joanna Ampil (Christmas Eve)

The cast for its extension from 28 Sep 2009 is to be confirmed!

It has music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty. Directed by Jason Moore , designed by Anna Louizos, lighting by Howell Binkley, choreography by Ken Roberson, costumes by Mirena Rada.

Puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon.

Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets! Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life. A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of self-discovery. Life may suck on AVENUE Q but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, having sex (whether hetero, homo or porno… and that’s just the puppets) are just some of the topics featured in then songs of this show.

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