Published: 11/02/2014 16:32 - Updated: 11/02/2014 16:41

Puppet musical for grown ups, Avenue Q, makes Eden Court debut

Avenue Q
Avenue Q

AVENUE Q, the award-winning Broadway and West End hit musical that mixes "puppets, porn and the purpose of life" will make its Eden Court debut in June as part of a 10 week UK-wide tour.

Winner of Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book at the 2004 Tony Awards, Avenue Q is a hugely popular coming of age satire inspired by Sesame Street, but aimed at an adult audience.

Featuring songs by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx such as The Internet is for Porn, If You Were Gay and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q places puppets and puppeteers alongside human actors.

Avenue Q first appeared in 2003 at the Off-Broadway theatre the Vineyard before transferring to Broadway later that year. 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.

The current production opens at Greenwich Theatre on Wednesday 23rd April ahead of a national tour from May to August 2014.

It is produced by the Sell a Door Theatre Company, based in Greenock and Greenwich, most of whose work is aimed at teens and young adults with the aim of exciting them to the possibilities of theatre.

"This is our third major musical production following Spring Awakening in 2011 and Seussical in 2012 and 2013," artistic director David Hutchinson said.

"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."

Avenue Q comes to Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th June and tickets are on sale now via the theatre box office.

The show is suitable for 14 upwards.

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