Avenue Q now taking bookings to 20 March 2010

Avenue Q now taking bookings to 20 March 2010

Avenue Q has increased its booking period by 2 months - tickets now on sale to 20 March 2010 at Gielgud Theatre.

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, where it is now booking to 20 March 2010.

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

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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