Avenue Q, the absolutely filthy show featuring puppets, is coming to Dublin
Filthy and hilarious. Perfect for anyone with a twisted sense of humour.
If you're of the opinion that the world is just one big dumpster fire that's filled with people continuously shouting at each other, there are two things that we can all find comfort in, puppets and The Muppets.
In fact, my esteemed colleague once argued that The Muppet Christmas Carol is proof that Muppets are better than humans and if you agree with this sentiment, The Gaiety Theatre has just the thing for you.
What is it?
Well, it’s time for you to find out what all of the fuzz is about because the world's naughtiest puppets are coming for a performance of Avenue Q from 13-18 May.
In case you're not familiar with the concept, Avenue Q started as an idea for a late-night adult version of Sesame Street but it quickly became a hit musical after the producers recognised its stage potential.
The hilarious musical comedy tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate that's trying to find his way in the world.
During the performance, you'll get to meet an array of characters like Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account.
Brian is an out-of-work comedian that's engaged to a therapist called Christmas Eve. Nicky is a kind-hearted slacker and he has a closet gay republican roommate called Rod. Filling out the cast is an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster, Lucy the Slut (genuine name), and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster.
In terms of the songs that you can expect to hear, 'The Internet is for Porn' and 'Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist' are bound to have you in stitches.
Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours, the show is finally arriving in Dublin and tickets start at €21.
Packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, the Tony Award-winning musical is an absolute riot.
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx are the creative minds behind this one - Lopez co-created The Book Of Mormon with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, so that's a very good sign.
Take a look at what's in store.
Clip via Derby Theatre