AVENUE Q UK Tour Announces Dates Through September

AVENUE Q UK Tour Announces Dates Through September

Sell a Door Theatre and Richard Darbourne Ltd are delighted to announce that due to popular demand the UK Tour of Avenue Q has been extended to include new dates in Glasgow, Carlisle, Wimbledon, Cork, Portsmouth and Birmingham (full listings attached). A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, the award-winning comedy musical opens at Greenwich Theatre next Wednesday 23 April before embarking on a 4 month UK Tour.

To celebrate, the cast made a special appearance on the ITV stage at Covent Garden Piazza on Sunday 13 April as part of the 2014 Olivier Award celebrations, where Myleene Klass introduced a special performance of [...] (images 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.

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 was 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 Scrubs, The Simpsons and Southpark.

Avenue Q is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company, formed in 2007 to create touring theatre aimed at teens and young adults with the ambition to attract young audiences and to excite them to the possibilities of theatre. Their recent productions include Seussical in the West End and the debut UK tour of Spring Awakening. It is co-produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd.

NEW DATES

Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 August 2014
GLASGOW PAVILION
Box Office 0141 332 1846 | www.paviliontheatre.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 August 2014
CARLISLE SANDS
Box Office 01228 633766 | www.thesandscentre.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 August 2014
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Box Office 020 8545 7900 | www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre
ON SALE NOW

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 September 2014
CORK OPERA HOUSE
Box Office +353 21 427 0022 | www.corkoperahouse.ie
ON SALE NOW

Monday 8 - Friday 12 September 2014
PORTSMOUTH KINGS THEATRE
Box Office 023 9282 8282 | www.kings-southsea.com
ON SALE NOW

Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 September 2014
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
Box Office 0844 871 3011 | www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
ON SALE NOW

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