Friday, 22 February 2008

Sesame Street, it ain't

Avenue Q
Originally uploaded by A Simple Man

Went to See Avenue Q last night, as part of my birthday celebrations. Had heard that it was very funny, with actors controlling puppets that were vaguely Sesame Street-esque, but ruder.

Yes, I'd say two puppets boffing away in the middle of the stage was slightly rude, but incredibly funny.

The show 'starred' puppets, but the stars were really the voice artists/puppet controllers who had a strange skill of being obviously there manipulating the puppets but, after a while, just became part of the scenery and enabled the audience to concentrate on the puppet, rather than the person standing two inches behind it.

Highly recommended. Just don't take the kids.

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