Over the years, London has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the best cities in the world for musical theatre, with some classic shows like Les Miserables, the Phantom of the Opera and many others having provided countless evenings of high-class entertainment for locals and tourists alike.
However, one show that certainly breaks the mould is the hilarious and unconventional Avenue Q, which has become one of the most popular stage shows in the world since it first opened in New York back in 2003.
Having originally been written as a TV series by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, the script was quickly adapted for the stage once it became apparent that the format would work better as a musical, and this decision proved to be somewhat judicious, if the rave reviews the production has received are anything to go by.
Focusing on the story of a college graduate who moves to a run-down neighbourhood in New York hoping to achieve his dreams, the story is brought to life by its larger-than-life characters, most of whom are furry puppets that have been based on Sesame Street and the Muppets.
In fact, Avenue Q is often described as an adult version of Sesame Street, and after winning three Tony Awards in 2004 – including Best Musical – it found a home in London from 2006 to 2010.
However, Londoners have had to make do without the show for the past few years as it has been touring the world, although the good news is that it is set to return to the capital this spring for a limited period.
From April 23rd to May 11th, Avenue Q will be playing at the Greenwich Theatre, in the heart of one of London’s most historic and beautiful areas. Located close to Greenwich station on the Docklands Light Railway, the theatre can be reached in just 25 minutes from the Montcalm Hotel, so there’s no reason to miss out on the furry fun when it returns to London in just a few weeks’ time.