Tuesday, 14 October 2014

AVENUE Q returning in UK tour for 2015 and 2016


A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most recently in a critically-acclaimed 2014 UK Tour, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q will return in 2015 and 2016, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to theatres across the country from Wednesday 22 April 2015, when a new tour launches from the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Full tour schedule attached.

Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters. There’s 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 and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?! 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.

“You’d be a muppet to miss it”
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
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 produced by Cameron Mackintosh, where it ran for five years before touring the UK. It has appeared in more than ten countries all over the world.


Avenue Q is co-created by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Robert Lopez, who also co-created the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical The Book of Mormon. With his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert also co-wrote the songs for Disney’s recent animated feature Frozen, with his work also seen on television in ScrubsThe Simpsons and Southpark.

Avenue Q is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company, who first presented this new production in a 6 month tour in 2014. Formed in 2007, Sell a Door creates touring productions aimed at engaging young adults in live theatre. Recent productions include a forthcoming UK Tour of The History Boys, Seussical in the West End and the debut UK tour of Spring Awakening. Their productions of Avenue Q and Seussical will also play seasons in Hong Kong this November, after Avenue Q plays a final UK date at The Spa Bridlington from Tuesday 18 NovemberTheir co-producer is Richard Darbourne Ltd whose recent work includes Pride and Prejudice on UK Tour and the 25th Anniversary tour of Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Avenue Q has a book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. It is directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré, with set design by Richard Evans, lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jonesand sound design by Chris Bogg and DBS Solutions. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. It is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Co and Richard Darbourne Ltd. Puppets are designed by Paul Jomainfor Q Puppets (www.Qpuppets.co.uk).

Casting is to be announced.
@AvenueQUKTour

For further press information, images, tickets and interviews please contact
Mark Senior on 07446169997 or mark@markseniorpr.com

2015 TOUR LISTINGS

WEDNESDAY 22 – SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015
MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 5 – SATUDAY 9 MAY 2015
AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 12 – SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015
GREENWICH THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 26 – SATURDAY 30 MAY 2015
CLWYD THEATRE CYMRU
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015
ASSEMBLY HALLS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2015
DARLINGTON CIVIC THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2015
KINGS LYNN CORN EXCHANGE
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2015
ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 29 JUNE – WEDNESDAY 1 JULY 2015
HASTINGS THEATRE
ON SALE NOW

THURSDAY 2 – SATURDAY 4 JULY 2015
WATFORD COLISSEUM
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 11 JULY 2015
DONCASTER CAST THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015

SWINDON WYVERN THEATRE

ON SALE SOON

MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 JULY 2015
CHELTENHAM EVERYMAN THEATRE

ON SALE SOON


TUESDAY 28 JULY – SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2015
SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE
ON SALE NOW

TURSDAY 4 – SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2015
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2015
BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 18 – SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2015
PALACE THEATRE, SOUTHEND
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2015
KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2015
YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 2015
HALIFAX VICTORIA THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 27 – SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015
RICHMOND THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015
GRIMSBY PALACE THEATRE
ON SALE SOON

WEDNESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2015

PRESTON CHARTER HOUSE


ON SALE SOON
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