Selladoor Worldwide and Showtime Theatre Productions presents
Guess Q’s back! As part of a major UK tour, hit musical Avenue Q returns to the King’s Theatre Edinburgh with all of your favourite fuzzy friends.
King’s Theatre Edinburgh
Monday 27 May – Saturday 1 June 2019
Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness!) the Tony Award-winning musical is back on tour. Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez ,Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming tale of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues.
Meet 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 fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster, Lucy the Sl*t (the name says it all!) and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. Featuring hysterically funny songs including The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q is a hilarious musical with a warm (and very fuzzy) heart.
Cast announced includes Megan Armstrong, Jasmine Beel, Ellis Dackombe, Chloe Gentles, Nicholas Mclean, Robbie Noonan, Saori Oda, Cecily Redman, Lawrence Smith, Oliver Stanley and Tom Steedon.
Avenue Q first opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2003, before transferring to Broadway later that year where it won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. In 2006 it transferred to the West End where it ran for five years before touring the UK. It has appeared in more than ten countries all over the world.
Avenue Q is produced by Selladoor Worldwide (producers of Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance – The Musical and Fame – The Musical), Showtime Theatre Productions and in association with Richard Darbourne Limited – Avenue Q is directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré, designed by Richard Evans, Lighting Designed by Charlie Morgan Jones and Sound Designed by Chris Bogg. Puppets are designed by Paul Jomain of Q Puppets with Puppet Coaching by Nigel Plaskitt.
Hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining, with a cast of 11 hugely talented performers and puppets, Avenue Q is the musical like no other.
So don’t let your life suck – book your tickets today! (Suitable for audiences 14+)
Review by Kelly Lacey
Flabbergasted and ecstatic are the two words I would use to describe how I felt after watching Avenue Q. A hilarious and unique experience that is creatively brilliant.
These are puppets with personality (oh and monsters too). You are taught from a young age that sex and politics are two things that are private and hush hush. Well, all that is thrown out the window. These incredible puppets talk about sex, racism, politics and all things filthy.
The puppets, humans and monsters are all kids from college starting out in life. Learning about real life and the weight that it brings. From having to pay bills and finding your purpose in life. The puppet/monster cast was super with Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut being my two absolute favourites.
It is amazing but as you watch the show you forget the humans attached to the puppets. You just truly invest in these outrageous characters. The songs in the production are jaw dropping brilliant and you will say oh my gosh a million times throughout out at the political incorrectness.
The work behind the show much be massive, just holding the puppets for such a long time must be difficult. I was truly impressed and in awe of the production.
The show is not for children it would be suited to late teens and above.
It is running all week at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh. If you want an entertaining evening that will chase away any blues and leave you chuckling for days. Book your tickets today.
Thank you to Capital Theatres for the opportunity to review.
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TUE 28 MAY 2019
Running time (approx.): 2 hours 25 minutes (includes 20 minute interval)
BOX OFFICE: 0131 529 6000
THU 30 MAY 2019
Running time (approx.): 1 hour 50 minutes (inc. 20 minute interval)
Age: 12+ (scenes of violence)
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