1st Night Photos: Avenue Q Hosts Starry Pool Party
Date: 1 July 2009
Avenue Q enjoyed its official opening night at its new home the Gielgud Theatre last night (30 June 2009, previews from 1 June), with guests including Sheridan Smith, Jodie Prenger and comedians Eddie Izzard and Stephen K Amos joining the company for a post-show 'puppet pool party' at the Haymarket hotel.
The coming-of-age puppet musical originally premiered Off-Broadway in 2004, going on to win three Tony Awards that year. It features a score by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and a book by Jeff Whitty, with puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon, musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, and choreography by Ken Roberson. Amongst the London show’s accolades, it won the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Ensemble Performance.
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PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.
For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was at the Haymarket Hotel for the post-show pool party, where guest included Eddie Izzard, Stephen K Amos, Wendy Wason, Jodie Prenger, Sheridan Smith, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Loui Batley.
Starring Julie Atherton and Whatsonstage.com award winner Daniel Boys as furry romantic duo Kate Monster and Princeton, Avenue Q first came to the West End in 2006, where it ran at the Noel Coward theatre until March this year.
- by Theo Bosanquet
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