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  • UK's naughtiest puppets heading to town's theatre

    Henry James

    IT’S time for people to find out what all the fuzz is about as the UK’s naughtiest puppets head to Southport Theatre for the very first time in the comedy musical Avenue Q Tuesday 13- Saturday, August 17.

    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!) Tony Award-winning Musical, created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, is a 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 funny songs including The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q is a musical with a warm (and very fuzzy) heart.

    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.

    Cast 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 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.

    The show 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 entertaining, with a cast of 11 talented performers and puppets, Avenue Q is the musical like no other.

    To book call 01704 500036 or go online at waterfrontsouthport.co.uk.


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