New Wimbledon Theatre
Until Sat Aug 30
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Apr 29 2014
What a bunch of Muppets! The most lovable felt creations this side of Kermit and Miss Piggy are back, stopping off at Greenwich Theatre as part of a national tour by Sell a Door Theatre Company.
If you saw the West End production of ‘Avenue Q’ before it closed, there are few surprises here – they look and feel incredibly similar – but that’s not faint praise. This slickly produced revival has the same wit and energy that made the original such a hit.
This is the heightened, happy harmony of ‘Sesame Street’ lovingly subverted and transposed to a cash-strapped New York suburb. From ‘Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist’ to ‘There’s a Fine, Fine Line’, Robert Lopez’s songs are still outrageously funny, but big-hearted.
The superb cast seamlessly blend their performances with the puppets they’re operating or acting opposite. Tom Steedon impresses as naive English grad Princeton and closeted gay Republican, Rod. And a hilarious Lucie-Mae Sumner steals the show as Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut.
The show’s pitch-perfect, primary-coloured evocation of trying to get by in a world that never seems to give you a break is as funny, weirdly touching and relevant now as it ever was. Director Cressida Carré ensures the pace never slackens, and there’s plenty of humanity in these puppets.
New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway
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Avenue Q 2014
- Date Time Price information
Tue Aug 2619:30£15-£45.50, NUS/OAP/unwaged/under 16s £12-£25.50
Wed Aug 2719:30£15-£45.50, NUS/OAP/unwaged/under 16s £12-£25.50
Thu Aug 2819:30£15-£45.50, NUS/OAP/unwaged/under 16s £12-£25.50
Fri Aug 2917:00£15-£45.50, NUS/OAP/unwaged/under 16s £12-£25.5020:30
Sat Aug 3014:30£15-£45.50, NUS/OAP/unwaged/under 16s £12-£25.5019:30