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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Ended 18 Mar 2010 after 9 months
Leave your dignity at the door, check your political correctness in at the cloakroom and prepare to laugh your socks off.
Sally Lowe, Ilford Recorder
AVENUE Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets! Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood 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 hilarious journey of self-discovery. Life may suck on AVENUE Q but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, having sex (whether hetero, homo or porno… and that’s just the puppets!) are just some of the topics featured in the terrific songs of this show. Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical, you’ll want to be first in the queue for AVENUE Q.
Opening night: 1 June 2009
Closing night: 18 March 2010
AVENUE Q contains scenes which may be unsuitable for children under 12. Children under 5 are not admitted. It is safe to say that if you are an adult with a good sense of humour, then AVENUE Q is right up your street. Is it appropriate for kids? Er, well, this is where it gets a bit fuzzy. If your teenager is mature enough to see a musical about issues such as sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn, then they'll probably love AVENUE Q too! Only you can judge. It's hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q - parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this - if you do bring your teenagers to AVENUE Q - they'll think you're really cool!
2 hours 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
For all the insight and the depth however, first and foremost this show is funny: sometimes cringe-worthy, sometimes make you laugh till you pee a little bit. more »
13 reviews, average rating: (3.7 Stars)
Seen it 3 times now, loved it every time. funniest show I've seen, beat bl... more
I have seen the London production of Avenue Q 4 times alone so far and I am... more
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