Avenue Q UK tour – cast announced
March 23, 2014  //  By:   //  News, UK Tours  //  Comments are off

The casting of Sell a Door Theatre Company’s Avenue Q has now been announced with a host of fresh young talent supporting the puppet stars of the Tony Award winning musical.

Reprising her role from the South Korean tour, Ellena Vincent will be playing Gary Coleman, a female role on Broadway but a male role in the West End. Returning to Sell a Door after The Man Who Had All The Luck, Richard Morse will be playing Brian, and Jessica Parker will be returning after her recent role in Seussical as Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear. The roles of the hopeful young graduate Princeton and closet gay Republican Rod will be taken by Tom Steedon (Musical Starnights European Tour) and Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut will be played by Lucie-Mae Sumner (understudy Sister Mary Roberts in Sister Act, UK Tour).

A smash hit on Broadway, the West End and worldwide, this hugely popular coming of age satire based on the much loved Sesame Street features puppets and puppeteers alongside human actors. The producers behind the first UK Tour of Spring Awakening and West End production of Seussical will be embarking on a ten week tour of the Tony Award winning musical comedy following a run in their resident venue Greenwich Theatre.

Recent college graduate Princeton moves to Avenue Q filled with hopes and dreams and in search of his purpose. What he finds is Gary Coleman fixing the toilets, girl next door Kate Monster and her unfulfilled dreams for a Monsterssori school, internet sexpert Trekkie Monster and closet gay Republican Rod. With songs such as The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, these funny, fuzzy characters teach Princeton about real life in a mixture of flesh, felt and heart.

www.selladoor.com

Running Time: 2hrs 30 mins | Suitable for 14+

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed and Choreographed by Cressida Carré
Set design by Richard Evans Lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones
Sound design by Chris Bogg and DBS Solutions
Puppets Designed by Paul Jomain (www.Qpuppets.co.uk)
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus

Cast
Nicky/Trekkie Monster Stephen Arden Brian Richard Morse
Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear Jessica Parker Princeton/Rod Tom Steedon
Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut Lucie-Mae Sumner Christmas Eve Jacqueline Tate
Gary Coleman Ellena Vincent
Ensemble Greg Airey , Emily-Jane Morris, Will Hawksworth and Wreh-Asha Walton

Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES
Weds 23rd Apr to Sun 11th May, Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6pm, Weds & Sat matinees 2.30pm (excluding 23rd Apr)
£26 & £21 (cons £22.50 & £17.50), previews 23rd & 24th April £11
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk | 020 8858 7755

Tour Listings
13 – 17 May
Princess Theatre, Torquay
Torbay Rd, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5EZ
Times and prices TBC
www.atgtickets.com | 0844 871 3023

19 – 21 May
Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Heath St, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 2DA
7.30pm | £26 – £19
www.crewelyceum.co.uk | 01270 368242

23 – 25 May
Millennium Forum, Londonderry
3 Newmarket St, Londonderry BT48 6EB
8pm, Sat matinee 5pm | £26.50 – £12.50
www.millenium forum.co.uk | 028 7126 4455

27 – 31 May
Palace Theatre, Manchester
97 Oxford St, Manchester, Lancashire M1 6FT
Times and prices TBC
www.atgtickets.com | 0161 245 6600

5 – 6 June
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
South Hill Park Mansion, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA
7.30pm | £25 (concs £22.50, members £20)
www.southhillpark.org.uk | 01344 484 123

10 – 14 June
Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
2 Leven St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 9LQ
7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm | £29.50 – £15
www.edtheatres.com | 0131 529 6000

17 – 18 June
Eden Court, Inverness
Bishop’s Road, Inverness IV3 5SA
7.30pm | £22.50 – £20.50
www.eden-court.co.uk | 01463 234 234

19 – 21 June
Buxton Opera House
Water St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
Times and prices TBC
www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk | 0845 127 2190

23 – 25 June
Wycombe Swan Theatre
St Mary St, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2XE
7.30pm | £26 – £20 (concs £24 – £18)
www.wycombeswan.co.uk | 01494 512000

26 – 28 June
The Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ
Thur & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm | £26.50 (concs £23.50)
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk | 01293 553 636

1 – 5 July
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
33 Church St, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HT
7.30pm, Sat matinee 2pm | £31 – £20
www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk | 01253 290190

7 – 9 July
Lighthouse, Poole
21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
7.45pm, Tues matinee 2.30pm | £22.50 – £20.50
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk | 0844 406 8666

10 – 13 July 
Lincoln Theatre Royal
Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ, UK
Thurs – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6pm | £23 – £18 (concs £17.50)
www.lincolntheatreroyal.com | 01522 519999

14 – 16 July
Empire, Sunderland
4-5 High St W, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 3EX
Times and prices TBC
www.atgtickets.com | 0191 566 1040

17 – 19 July
Theatre Royal Winchester
Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
Times and prices TBC
www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | 01962 840440

21 – 23 July
Theatre Royal, St Helens
Corporation St, St Helens WA10 1LQ
7.30pm, Tues matinee £2.30pm | £25 (concs £22.50)
www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com | 01744 756000

24 – 26 July
Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield
Castle Dyke, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HR
7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm | £25 – £22.50
www.lichfieldgarrick.com | 01543 412121

28 – 30 July
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Park Ln, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1DG
7.30pm, Weds matinee 2.30pm | £32.50 – £25
www.fairfield.co.uk | 020 8688 9291

31 July – 2 Aug
G Live! Guildford
London Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA
7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm | £27.50 – £14.50
www.glive.co.uk | 0844 7701 797

5 – 9 Aug
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, Ireland
Times and prices TBC
bordgaisenergytheatre.ie | +353 1 677 7999

12 – 16 Aug
New Theatre, Oxford
George St, City Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG
7.30pm, Weds & Sat matinees 2.30pm | £42.40 – £17.90
www.atgtickets.com | 01865 320760