Avenue Q to return to Birmingham’s Alex Theatre in the new year
Guess Q’s back! The naughtiest puppets in town will be returning to Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre next year as comedy musical Avenue Q returns to tour the UK with all of your favourite fuzzy friends.
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 risqué humour – the irresistibly Tony Award-winning musical created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez explores 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 Slut (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.
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.
From the producers of musicals Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, and Flashdance, Avenue Q is a hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining, with a cast of 11 hugely talented performers and puppets. The show is directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré, with puppets designed by Paul Jomain of Q Puppets.
With some crazy characters, memorable and catchy songs and outrageous humour, this isn’t a show for the kids! In fact, it’s so bawdy, it even comes with disclaimer distancing itself from the Jim Henson Company and the Sesame Street brand!
Avenue Q comes to The Alex Theatre in Birmingham next year, from Tuesday 12 February to Saturday 16 February 2019. Tickets are available at www.atgtickets.com/birmingham