Avenue Q’s furry friends return to resort

Richard Lowe as Princeton in Avenue Q
Richard Lowe as Princeton in Avenue Q
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Hit comedy musical Avenue Q is heading back to Blackpool.

Co-produced by Poulton-born Richard Darbourne the show makes its resort return from Monday to Saturday, June 6 to 10, at the Opera House.

A smash hit on both Broadway and in the West End, it features the naughtiest puppets in town, brought to life by an ensemble cast of performers, telling a story of ‘growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life’.

Tickets go on sale at 9am today, costing from £15.

A spokesman for the Winter Gardens said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Avenue Q to the Opera House.

“This is an hilarious show and one that we know will delight our audiences.

“Our calendar of events for 2016 is looking absolutely fantastic and really does offer something for everyone.

“We want to ensure that all shows at the Winter Gardens appeal to as wide a market as possible and with so much variety on offer that is exactly what 2016 will do.”

Richard first brought his touring production of Avenue Q to his home town in summer 2014, with Lytham’s Lucie Mae Sumner in the dual lead role of sweet Kate Monster and temptress Lucy, opposite the main man Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account, where he soon meets some rather unusual characters.

While the puppets may look as innocent as the furry friends of children’s TV show Sesame Street, song titles The Internet Is For Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist keep its themes firmly in the adult corner.

Avenue Q is the latest musical announced for the Opera House next year with other productions including Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blood Brothers, The Sound Of Music, Dirty Dancing, Save The Last Dance For Me and Great Expectations.

To book visit www.wintergardensblackpool.com.