THE countdown has begun! With a few weeks to go until award winning musical Avenue Q hits the St Helens Theatre Royal, the venue is preparing to host the most unholy comic allegiance between humans and puppets the world has ever seen.
A smash hit on Broadway, the West End and worldwide, this hugely popular coming of age satire based on the much loved Sesame Street features puppets and puppeteers alongside human actors.
The producers behind the first UK Tour of Spring Awakening and West End production of Seussical are midway through a very successful twelve week tour of the Tony Award winning musical comedy following a run in their resident venue Greenwich Theatre. Avenue Q moves in to St Helens Theatre Royal from July 21-23.
Recent college graduate Princeton moves to Avenue Q filled with hopes and dreams and in search of his purpose. What he finds is Gary Coleman fixing the toilets, girl next door Kate Monster and her unfulfilled dreams for a Monsterssori school, internet junkie Trekkie Monster and Republican Rod.
Avenue Q first appeared in 2003 at the Off-Broadway theatre the Vineyard before transferring to Broadway later that year. A smash hit, it won the Tony for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Cameron Mackintosh produced it in the West End in 2006, where it ran for five years before touring, and has appeared in more than ten countries all over the world.
Sell a Door Theatre Company are a Greenock and Greenwich based Theatre Company formed in 2007 producing a large volume of mid-scale touring theatre. The majority of their work is 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 Dracula (2010), A Taste of Honey (2011), Lord of the Flies (2011 & 2012), Seussical (2012 & 2013) and the debut UK tour of Spring Awakening (2011).
Artistic Director David Hutchinson said “This is our third major musical production following Spring Awakening in 2011 and Seussical in 2012 & 2013. I have every faith that this parable, which so cleverly pokes fun at the issues young people face going into adulthood, will strike a chord with audiences up and down the country.”
21 – 23 July – St Helens Theatre Royal
Corporation St, St Helens WA10 1LQ
Eves 7.30pm, Tues matinee 2.30pm | £25 (concs £22.50)
www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com | 01744 756000