Musical Theatre student finishes successful run in Avenue Q

Lewis Asquith -Avenue Q-body

Trinity Laban third year BA Musical Theatre student Lewis Asquith has enjoyed a successful run of the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q at the Brookside Theatre in Romford.

Lewis played the role of puppets Princeton, a young graduate who realises that his BA in English isn't as useful as he'd hoped it would be; and Rod, a closeted gay investment banker trying to deal with the fact that he is secretly in love with his best friend and housemate Nicky.

A celebration of a decade of mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, featuring a repertoire of award winning songs, Avenue Q portrays the loveable hopeless characters on a downtown New York street as they try to make sense of life's burning issues.

Avenue Q has won critical acclaim with New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley calling it a "savvy, sassy, eminently likeable breakthrough musical". As well as a positive critical reception the play has won several Tony Awards including best musical, best book of a musical and best original score.

Lewis told the Romford Recorder he had an amazing experience playing Princeton and Rob: "As an actor it was so much fun to play two completely contrasting roles within one show. The writing is hilarious and the songs are great to sing, especially in the puppet voices."

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Lewis is second human from left. Pic courtesy of Romford Recorder

 

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