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Avenue Q – Storyhouse, Chester

Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer: John Roberts What do you do with a BA in English? A question that plagues many a university graduate and one that is making young Princeton really question exactly what his purpose in life is. Having found himself living on Avenue Q and struggling to balance work, ...

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Avenue Q – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: Jeff Whitty Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Nicole Craft Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, right? If such an idea offends, then Avenue Q might not be the show for you. With the stage arranged like a children’s TV show's friendly neighbourhood street, complete with screens to each side of the stage just ...

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20th Century Boy: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: John Maher with additional material from Nicky Graham & Colin Giffin Director: John Maher Choreographer: Cressida Carré  Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Four decades after his untimely death, 20th Century Boy aims to shine a light on the man once dubbed "The Electric Warrior", the "King of Glam Rock" and the "Godfather of Punk", Marc Bolan. Setting out on a path ...

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Promises, Promises – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Neil Simon Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Heather Deacon The '60s were a lot of fun, what with the sexual revolution and relatively cheap rent in NYC ($86.50 a month, say what?) and nothing has really changed, executive types still play away with their naive secretaries and love still inevitably sucks. This revival of ...

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Avenue Q – Exeter Northcott

Sarah Harlington (Kate) and Richard Lowe (Princeton) in Avenue Q 2016 UK Tour

Book: Jeff Whitty Music/Lyrics:Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer:Charlotte Robson What do you do with a BA in English? If you're the Sell a Door Theatre Company, sing about it! And about love, purpose, repression, dreams, discrimination and the intimate doings of puppets. Avenue Q is, above and before all else, hilarious. Living on the eponymous cramped ...

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Avenue Q – Milton Keynes Theatre

Sarah Harlington (Kate) and Richard Lowe (Princeton) in Avenue Q 2016 UK Tour

Book: Jeff Whitty Music/Lyrics:Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer:Maggie Constable After five very successful years in London’s theatreland, Avenue Q has once again ‘hit the road, Jack’, arriving in Milton Keynes today. This part human and part puppet musical romp has won none other than the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ among many other accolades and has become ...

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Avenue Q – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sarah Harlington (Kate) and Richard Lowe (Princeton) in Avenue Q 2016 UK Tour

Book: Jeff Whitty Music/Lyrics:Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Matt Forrest When you see that the late Gary Coleman is among the list of characters for Avenue Q: the only certainty is, you can expect the unexpected. With an advertising poster clearly resembling a kid’s TV show, this certainly isn’t a show for kids; however it certainly ...

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Avenue Q – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sarah Harlington (Kate) and Richard Lowe (Princeton) in Avenue Q 2016 UK Tour

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director and Choreographer: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Steve Davies   With the obvious comparisons to popular puppet-based TV shows from our youth, Avenue Q has friendly monsters, life lessons, morality issues, songs, comedy and animation. The big difference on the stage is that all of these carry adult themes. Indeed ...

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