Photo Coverage: Avenue Q Opens in London
Avenue Q, the 2004 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, opened at the newly re-named Noël Coward Theatre (formerly the Albery Theatre) on Wednesday, June 28th, following previews from Thursday, June 1st.
The cast includes Jon Robyns as 'Princeton' and 'Rod', Ann Harada/> as Christmas Eve, Simon Lipkin as 'Nicky' and 'Trekkie Monster/>', Julie Atherton as 'Kate Monster' and 'Lucy The Slut', Clare Foster as 'Mrs T.' and Sion Lloyd as 'Brian'. The cast also includes Luke Evans, Matthew J Henry, Gloria Onitiri, Giles Terera, Gabriel Vick and Yanle Zhong.
"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!...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," state press notes. Avenue Q has Tony Award-winning music and lyrics by Robert Lopez/> and Jeff Marx/>, a Tony Award-winning book by Jeff Whitty/>, based on an original concept by Lopez and Marx; and is directed by Jason Moore/>
Visit www.avenueqthemusical.co.uk for more information.
Photos by Nigel Norrington/Camera Press/Retna
Julie Atherton as Kate Monster, Ann Harada as Christmas Eve, and Clare Foster and Simon Lipkin as Nicky
Clare Foster and Simon Lipkin as Trekkie Monster
Clare Foster, Simon Lipkin and Julie Atherton
Jon Robyns as Rod, and Clare Foster and Simon Lipkin as Nicky
Clare Foster and Simon Lipkin
Sion Lloyd as Brian