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Oxford Street, Manchester, North West M1 6FT

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Avenue Q

Closed October 26, 2019

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Why See Avenue Q?

MusicalsComedy Theatre

guess qS BACK!

The worldwide smash-hit comedy show for adults is back to prove you'll never look at puppets the same way again! This multi-award winning musical is rude, lewd and laugh-out-loud funny, now considered to be a modern classic. A brash, ballsy and outrageous parable of figuring out life after college, falling in love, finding a job and paying the bills, in both flesh and felt!

What to expect

Dubbed a coming-of-age tale for the Sesame Street generation, Avenue Q is a delightfully wacky look at the fortunes of wide-eyed Princeton, a college graduate whose search for purpose and tiny bank account leads him to the less than desirable neighborhood, where he meets a cast of characters seeking the same thing in the big city.

Join the gang as they use music and comedy to make sense of adult life, and its issues and anxieties all too familiar. Featuring hilarious ditties, ballads and belters such as 'It Sucks to Be Me' 'What Do You Do With A B.A in English', and 'Everyone's A Little Bit Racist', this very grown-up musical is a cynic's delight, with hopes and dreams crumbling around felt ears.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 21 October 2019



Run time

Two hours and 10 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative


Lawerence Smith as Princeton / Rod
Cecily Redman as Kate Monster / Lucy the Slut
Tom Steedon as Nicky /Trekkie Monster / Bad Idea Bear
Megan Armstrong Mrs T / Bad Idea Bear / 2nd Arm
Oliver Stanley as Brian
Saori Oda as Christmas Eve
Nicolas McLean as Gary Coleman

Jasmine Beel, Chloe Gentles, Robbie Norman and Ellis Dackome


Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Cressida Carre
Set Design by Richard Evans
Lighting Design by Charlie Morgan Jones
Sound Design by Chris Bogg
Costume Supervisor Samantha Murphy
Musical Supervisor Mark Crossland
Puppet Design by Paul Jomain
Puppet Coach Nigel Plaskit
Musical Direction by Dean McDermott
Associate Director and Choreographer Jessica Parker
Assistant Musical Director Alex Bellamy
Photographer Matt Martin

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