Image: Darren Bell
Image: Darren Bell

Extra dates have been announced for the new UK tour of Avenue Q.

The hit musical first opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2003 and transferred to Broadway later that year where it won three Tony Awards. In 2006 it opened in the West End produced by Cameron Mackintosh, where it ran for five years before touring the UK. The new 2015 tour is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company and starts on Wednesday 22 April at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre.

The story focuses on Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account.

Soon discovering that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters.

There’s Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster.

And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?!

The cast features Sarah Harlington as Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut, Richard Lowe as Princeton/Rod and Arina II as Christmas Eve. Returning to the show following last year’s tour are Stephen Arden as Nicky/Trekkie Monster, Richard Morse as Brian, Etisyai Philip as Gary Coleman and Jessica Parker as Mrs T/ Bad Idea Bear. The cast also includes Michael Woolston-Thomas, Douglas Walker and Cleopatra Joseph.

More details: www.AvenueQUK.com

 

2015 UK TOUR LISTINGS

WEDNESDAY 22 – SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015
MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER

MONDAY 27 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY 2015
WINDSOR THEATRE ROYAL

TUESDAY 5 – SATUDAY 9 MAY 2015
AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE 

TUESDAY 12 – SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015
GREENWICH THEATRE 

TUESDAY 26 – SATURDAY 30 MAY 2015
CLWYD THEATRE CYMRU 

TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015
ASSEMBLY HALLS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS

TUESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2015
DARLINGTON CIVIC THEATRE

TUESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2015
KINGS LYNN CORN EXCHANGE

TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2015
ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD

MONDAY 29 JUNE – WEDNESDAY 1 JULY 2015
HASTINGS THEATRE 

THURSDAY 2 – SATURDAY 4 JULY 2015
WATFORD COLISSEUM

TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 11 JULY 2015
DONCASTER CAST THEATRE

TUESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015
SWINDON WYVERN THEATRE

MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 JULY 2015
CHELTENHAM EVERYMAN THEATRE

TUESDAY 28 JULY – SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2015
SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE

TURSDAY 4 – SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2015
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING

TUESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2015
BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION

TUESDAY 18 – SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2015
PALACE THEATRE, SOUTHEND

TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2015
KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW

TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY

TUESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2015
YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 2015
HALIFAX VICTORIA THEATRE

TUESDAY 20 – SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2015
CHESTERFIELD WINDING WHEEL

TUESDAY 27 – SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015
RICHMOND THEATRE

TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015
GRIMSBY PALACE THEATRE

WEDNESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2015
PRESTON CHARTER HOUSE

TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2015
WOODVILLE HALLS, GRAVESEND

MONDAY 8 – SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2016
BRISTOL HIPPODROME

MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2016
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE

MONDAY 14 – SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
WIMBLEDON THEATRE

MONDAY 16 – SATURDAY 21 MAY 2016
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

Further dates to be announced for 2016

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