Home / Tag Archives: Oliver Stanley

Tag Archives: Oliver Stanley

Avenue Q – Sheffield Lyceum

Director/Choreographer: Cressida Carré Designer: Richard Evans Musical Director: Dean McDermott Puppet Designer: Paul Jomain Reviewer: Janet Jepson It’s furry, funny, fuzzy, it’s naughty and it’s definitely one to see - welcome to Avenue Q. This is a musical unlike any other seen on stage. A group of extremely talented human performers tread the boards, but hardly anyone notices most of ...

Read More »

Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Jeff Whitts Music: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Reviewer: Caitlin Scollin Both outrageous and uplifting, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton (Lawrence Smith), a puppet straight out of college without money or a job. He finds himself in New York in search of a purpose. In doing so he meets a cast of vibrant characters, such as the ...

Read More »

Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’re back on Avenue Q, running for fifteen years the street is still offering up an evening of filth, wickedness and yet holds a mirror up to its audience more than ever. Just when you thought bright colours and puppets were for kids, Avenue Q proves ...

Read More »

Avenue Q – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Laura Stimpson The naughtiest puppets in theatreland are on tour, tonight’s stop - The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford and they have the audience in hysterics throughout. Avenue Q has racked up the accolades since it’s theatre debut in 2003, including the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, score and ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

Anyone Can Whistle – Union Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Director:  Phil Willmott Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s a rare thing to be told before you see a show that it’s widely considered to be terrible, but in the programme for Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ Anyone Can Whistle, which has been revived at The Union Theatre, Director Phil Willmott, Sondheim himself and ...

Read More »

Princess Caraboo – Finborough Theatre, London

Composer, Writer and Director: Phil Willmott Co-Composer: Mark Collins Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In 1820, the world was shrinking. The opening song of Phil Willmott’s charming new musical, based on a true story, tells us that the future Victorian Empire builders of the period were imagining elephants and giraffes and expecting England to be “host to the exotic, Quixotic wonders ...

Read More »