Tony Award winning Avenue Q tells the story of fresh faced graduate Princeton who moves to a shabby apartment on Avenue Q in downtown New York. With big dreams, a tiny bank account and a mission to find his purpose, he quickly makes friends with Kate (the girl next door), Rod (a Republican), Trekkie Monster (an internet entrepreneur) and the Superintendent, Gary Coleman (yes THAT Gary Coleman!) as they all try to make their mark.
The show ingeniously combines a cast of humans and puppets who tackle subjects such as dating, racism and finding your purpose in life. It features classic numbers including ‘Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist’ and ‘The Internet Is For P**n’.
Malcolm Mason, Chairman of Southey Musical Theatre Company says ‘this is a rather daring project for us but we are all about taking risks. Earlier this year we were the first amateur company to perform Monty Python’s Spamalot in Sheffield and last year we produced the South Yorkshire Premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels both at The Montgomery which is our “home” theatre. For Avenue Q, we have hired the puppets from the UK National Professional Tour, we have a stellar cast and will be performing at a brand new venue, Theatre Deli. We are very excited to bring something different to the Sheffield audience yet again!’
The show runs for 6 performances from Tuesday 23rd through to Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm (Saturday matinee at 2.30pm) at Theatre Deli, Eyre Street which is a disabled friendly venue and has a fully licensed bar. Although Avenue Q uses colourful puppetry, the Company has added a Parental Advisory note and suggests researching the show before booking tickets for children under the age of 14 as there is some explicit content.
Tickets are priced at £15 and can be purchased by calling 0114 265 8688, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online via the below link (charges may apply when booking online)