Young actors bring puppets to life

Ariel’s popular holiday workshops brings quirky Avenue Q from Broadway to Burgess Hill.

The hit musical, which won three Tony Awards during its Broadway run, will be re-created by talented Ariel students on Saturday, August 2, at Oakmeeds Community College.

Set in New York, Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unusual alliance of humans and puppets.

Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood and desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life.

This hilarious musical has really stretched students as they have had to use both existing skills and learn new ones so they can work the puppets and bring them to life on stage.

Directed and produced by Ariel tutors Alex Brown, Simon Fellingham and Lin Fever, Ariel has had the puppets and set specially designed to ensure they lived up to Ariel’s usual high standards.

Tickets cost just £10. There will be two performances at 3pm and 7pm. The show is suitable for children aged 12 and above. See or visit Tickets will also be available on the door, subject to availability.