Standing ovations for Littleport Players’ performance of Avenue Q

PUBLISHED: 17:05 11 July 2016 | UPDATED: 18:08 12 July 2016

Avenue Q by Littleport Players

Avenue Q by Littleport Players

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Friday and Saturday evening’s ‘Avenue Q the Musical’ at the village hall brought the house down writes Cathy Gibb de Swarte.

A very modern script and modern staging brought fun, laughter, and tears to the eyes of the audience as the actors so skilfully portrayed the characters through the believable life like puppets that they each manipulated superbly.

“If we had realised how popular the two shows we put on would be, and after receiving standing ovations on both nights, we would’ve put on another performance”, said a delighted Karen Booth, the director and set designer.

“I wish I could take my puppet home for keeps,” said the leading actor with film star looks – and talent - George Harrison, who was so convincing in his characterisation of Princeton.

The next production for the Littleport Players is the pantomime Cinderella.

This could be seen perhaps as a tribute to founder member Paul Allingham, who was instrumental in putting on the first panto, ‘Aladdin’ in March 1995. Paul tragically died suddenly whilst rehearsing for ‘Cinderella’ in December 1995.

Panto auditions are taking place in mid July, and for further information and details you can email rebekahgreen2016@outlook.com


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