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Avenue Q (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

The Scottish alterations to this cheeky musical, first staged on Broadway back in 2003, caused ‘Avenue Q’ to soar, with great political resonance, into 2013. A cleverly Scottish Trekkie (Marie-Ann McGrattan) encouraged audience-wide smirks of admission during a close-to-home delivery of “The Internet Is for Porn”. A slight energy-lapse in Act 2 was rescued by the rib-splitting Bad-Ideas-Bears (in particular Alyssa Reeve), and the excellent ensemble seemed to invigorate the leads, as well as providing a treat for the audience. Occasionally the puppetry distracted some cast-members from their own facial activity, though Kate (Ruth Cobbin) and Nicky (Tom Mackley) produced heart-warming empathy with their woollen equivalents. A hilarious, slick and relevant performance of a very intelligent musical.

Assembly Hall, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), 12.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kate Pasola]