Stellar West End And TV Stars Bring AVENUE Q To Theatre Royal Windsor For A Â"MonsterÂ" Halloween Production
Magic Mirror Productions will bring the smash hit West End and Tony award Winning Musical AVENUE Q to Theatre Royal Windsor. Dubbed "the Musical of The Decade" by the Sunday Times newspaper, Avenue Q is a hybrid of South Park and the Muppet Show in an all singing, all dancing musical "fur-fest" that is sure to have you crying with laughter and roaring with joy!
Set in an outer-outer New York borough, this smart comedy takes the audience on a journey of self discovery told through the eyes of leading Man-Puppet Princeton - a graduate with a BA in English who is attempting to find his Purpose and while meeting new friends, an alliance of human and puppet characters including Kate Monster, the Bad Ideas Bears, closet gay banker Rod, the porn-addicted Trekkie Monster, and Lucy - the all singing man-eating scantily clad pink puppet with the huge lips!!!
The puppets operated openly by their human performers, but three are non puppet actors - including one purporting to be the adult Gary Coleman (the short actor who as a child appeared in comedy series Diff'rent Strokes, and famously had his earnings stolen by his family). Coleman is the poster boy for the show's general theme - that the rubbish children are told about being anything they want to be comes back to bite them when they grow into ordinary adults.
But that's Avenue Q: politically incorrect to the point of rudeness, including puppet sex and dummy drunkenness.
Director Eddie Dredge said: "Avenue Q is a sort of "Sesame Street" as it might have been written by the naughty boys and girls at the back of the class. Challenging the educational good-heartedness of the famous TV show, Avenue Q presents similar puppets, but puppets enduring lives of anxiety and ordinariness and these "adults" are a lot more streetwise and "real" then their counterparts".
With a stellar cast including TV's Gary Jordan (Zingzilla), West End regular Amanda Posener (Original London cast Avenue Q, Bad Girl The Musical, & Rent -Original London Cast) and Ashley Oliver (Disney's Belle - Beauty and the Beast - UK Tour), Magic Mirror Productions are bringing the West End directly to the door step of Windsor.
Avenue Q runs for a week at Theatre Royal Windsor 29th October - 2nd November. Performances at 8pm daily with matinees on Thursday at 230pm and Saturday at 445pm