AFTER nearly five years of mischief, bad behaviour, and ‘political in correctness’ in the West End – the award winning musical comedy Avenue Q is set to open at the Theatre Royal Brighton next week.
Hilarious and uproariously entertaining, with songs performed by a cast of hugely talented performers and puppets, Avenue Q is a musical like no other.
The show has enjoyed enormous success on Broadway and in London, proving to be the perfect, contemporary musical.
Witty, rude and extremely funny, Avenue Q ingeniously combines a cast of humans and puppets.
The story follows Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate new to the area, 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 story of self-discovery.
Avenue Q is a musical about the lively and off-the-wall characters on a down town New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues: love, work, relationships, and, above all, just how are you supposed to pay the bills with a BA in English?
The national tour is being staged by Associate Director Evan Ensign, who has previously worked on Avenue Q on Broadway.
The cast for the UK tour features Adam Pettigrew as Princeton and Rod; Rachel Jerram as Kate and Lucy, following West End appearances in Avenue Q; and Jacqueline Tate as Christmas Eve.
Nigel Plaskitt was puppet coach and consultant for the London production of Avenue Q.
His numerous credits include the feature films The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Muppet Treasure Island. He was one of the principal performers on the successful television series Spitting Image for 13 years, and also acted as consultant on versions of the series for various European TV companies.
The Tony Award-wining musical is showing at the Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 2 May until Monday 7 May. Mon – Thu eves 7.45pm, Fri 5.30pm and 8.30pm and Sat 4pm and 7.45pm.
To book your tickets call the box office on 0844 871 7650 or visit
www.ambassadortickets.com/brighton. Tickets are priced from £13.50.