Did you ever wonder what happened to the characters from Sesame Street (and Gary Coleman from Different Strokes) when they grew up, and whether it all went right or wrong?
Well this show imagines that very thing and it’s pretty hilarious to say the least. Set on Avenue Q – a seedy run down neighbourhood – and full of larger than life puppet characters whose conversation is peppered with exclamations on TV screens – you’ll find yourself laughing along again and again throughout the performance as the ill-fated cast of characters sing and dance their way through life in loserland. Find out more from the Absolute Radio cast here.
Avenue Q, which is one of the great shows in London Theatre Week,
The show has been running for four years, and recently extended dates until 2010 and it now has a new home at the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. We popped along last night to catch the show and had a brilliant load of laughs from start to finish. The cast had three encores and were swamped with fans at the stage doors afterwards – that’s the sign of a great show wouldn’t you say?
Described as ‘pant wettingly funny’, it ingeniously combines a cast of humans and puppets who tackle subjects such as unemployement, dating, racism, internet porn, being gay and finding your purpose in life. Avenue Q is very much the perfect musical for our time and offers a glimpse of optimism even though it seems that the world has gone crazy.
Show informationAvenue Q contains scenes, which may be unsuitable for children under 12. Children under five are not admitted
No dress code
Gielgud Theatre, 33 Shaftesbury Avenue, London Haymarket, London, W1D 7EH
Underground: Piccadilly Circus
BR station: Charing Cross
This venue has disabled access – please contact the venue directly for specific details