Noel Coward Theatre, St Martins Lane, London SW1P 3BU
- St. James's Park Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Westminster Tube Station (0.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 7434 7584
- Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 - 18:00
63 reviews of Avenue Q in English
An adult Muppets would be the best way to describe this show, I really didn't know what to expect, which was good. With every scene and every song there was a laught to be had. It was worth watching, I don't know if I would go and see it again though.
We were on row q, which was actualy fine as the place is fairly small, so don't worry about getting cheaper tix.
The show, very funny and acuratley risqué :) weird concept realy but works well. one thing, not sure the whole Gary colleman thing works so well now...
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I don't think i have ever been to the theatre and laughed so hard!! The puppets are hilarious - it's quick witted, a little risque (with songs like "the internet is for porn, and a truly funny puppet sex scene) and well scripted.
What I really liked about the show is that as well as being funny it is also an accurate observation of modern life: like the main character, there were lots of people in the theatre that had left uni and still didn't know what they wanted to do with their lives!!
My biggest recommendation for this show is that my boyfriend (who hates the theatre/musicals especially and resents being made to go!) keeps nagging me to take him back!
We didn't have the best seats (the £10 cheapo ones at the back in fact) but it really didn't matter - the show was amazing!
It's alright - I probably wouldn't go and see it again unless I was with a big crowd of people who'd all been in the pub for a few hours first. A few of the songs seem to have been added to fill a bit of time, but the puppeteers/actors are all very likeable and the stage and puppets themselves are good to look at.
It's kinda like when you are at infants school and learn rude words to a nursery rythme - you think you're the fist person to hear them and run off telling all your friends, until you realise everyone else has a big brother or sister who's already tainted their innocent childhood for them.
Alright to waste an evening mid week on, not something I'd take my gran to see.
Avenue Q is really witty and original, so different to the standard musicals. I had heard an awful lot about how brilliant this would be before I went, and although I thought it was funny it didn't live up to my expectations.
Think that can be the case when you see something after hearing fantastic reviews.. I definately enjoyed the night and it's well worth going to see..
Brilliant tongue and cheek musical, that will have you cracking up!
Totally not what I expected, which made it even more enjoyable!
Puppets, humour and some cracking songs! You cant help but love it…
I would suggest this to those with children or those who love puppet show. If you are a children, you will enjoy the sesame like puppet talking and singing. If you are an adult, you can find your childhood from this musical.
Also, they always have special offer for the price of the ticket. It is good to have a try to find the discounted tickets in advance which can help you to save a few pounds.
I really loved this show - it is so funny, if you havent seen it you must before it finishes on march 31st! It is about some people in a road called Avenue Q in New York and there story of friendships and job loses. It is a must.
We did it part of a theatre package through Virgin Experience Days which had a dinner included at Dial.
We picked this show as we heard it was funny and something my partner would enjoy.
The actors (and puppets) were really good and the songs written for the show are hillarous.
We had stall seats which had great views but the theatre is quite small so i would imagine that you would see well anywhere. There was a bar where you go order interval drinks so no queing necassary!
To find the theatre we went to Leicester Sq tube station walked down the road and took the second left down a side street and it is right there.
This is a superbly funny puppet show basically. The jokes are rude and certainly not politically correct. The characters are great and you almost forget the human puppet-master!
Your friends may look at you strangely when you say you’re off to see a puppet show in the West End. Ignore them. Go and see for yourself just how fantastic this is….
I believe it is coming an end in March - so go soon!
If you have not yet seen this musical, you absolutely MUST before it ends in March. Do not, however, take your children to see this just because it features puppets, or they will be confused by what the puppets are doing on top of one another, naked! The storyline follows 20-something characters deciding what to do with their lives and struggling with relationships. The finale leaves you with a realy feel good factor. You can get some tickets as cheap as £10 so if you haven’t been, you must, must, MUST book today!
I loved Avenue Q. Often when you go to the theatre, you find yourself thinking “hmm, yes, I can see that that is amusing, don’t I feel cultural?”, rather than actually laughing as you would at a film or comedy show. But this isdefinitely the latter. I went with three friends and it has us all rolling in the aisles ; it’s definitely the best long-running show in the West End at the moment. The idea is very original; it’s basically puppets singing rude songs. It’s hard to imagine, but I assure you, it’s good! It’s pretty offensive, but it manages to draw the line in the right place.
Great fun, humour is fairly adult themed. We went as a group of friends, and all of us loved it. The topics are very up-to-date and you know what the characters are talking about. Excellent for all those who are not easily offended or up-tight.
Anticipating a bit of a slapstick mess, this was so cleverly done that it would have been brilliant without the (puerile) jokes. And I love puerile jokes. It takes a couple of scenes to get used to the fact that people are on stage with the puppets, but it adds to it, and you feel the character of each coming across. It is laugh out loud, tears down face funny and very immature.
Possibly one of the funniest performances I have ever been to see. Its that strange cross between musical, puppets, and adult humour. A great mix! As some of the context is only understandable to certain age groups, a younger audience could also find it amusing, without really realising what it is that is funny! The ticket prices are fair, and are extremely reasonable considering the great time you will have when watching this. If you like the weirder comedies in life, this is definitely worth watching! A great way to finish a day in London, or to start it if you go for a matinee viewing.
It’s a puppet show, it’s a musical, it’s an adult version of Sesame Street… call it what you like, I’d just call it a fun night out. The interesting thing about this musical is the way you can actually see the actors singing right next to the puppets, and some actors are responsible for more than 1 puppet. While it has puppets in the show I don’t think I’d recommend kids to see it… as some of the lyrics at least PG rated and there’s a puppet sex scene involved (yes I’m traumatized for life).
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