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Puppets, they’re for kids right? Well you probably wouldn’t want to take your toddlers to see the puppets starring in Avenue Q when it returns on 10-13th July at Sunderland Empire. These adorable fuzzy little fiends are full of mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, leading to all kinds of hilarity that those 14 years and above will love.

Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Tony Award-winning Musical, created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, (Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen) finds itself in the North East of England.

It’s an irresistibly charming tale of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues and features characters such as Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster, Lucy the Sl*t (the name says it all!) and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster.

Featuring hysterically funny songs including The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q is a laugh out loud musical and a must see theatrical event. 

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