AVENUE Q (School Edition)

Avenue Q (School Edition) marked the society’s move to productions at The Haymarket, Basingstoke – the second-main theatre in Basingstoke but the one most amateur and professional companies can usually afford.

Sally Manning made her third return as Director,  having previously directed Magical Mixture in 2007 and Hairspray in 2009.  This was one of the easiest shows to costume – the cast just had to wear black and the puppets came with their own wardrobe!


Princeton – Luke Sayers

Kate Monster – Hazel Baldwin

Brian – Owen White

Rod – Ollie Johnson

Nicky – James Davies

Christmas Eve – Beth McKinnon

Trekkie Monster – Matt Roberts

Bad Idea Bear / Mrs Thistletit – Harriet Brannam

Bad Idea Bear – Daisy Edmunds

Lucy – Abi Bastin

Nicky’s Right Hand / Newcomer – Ryan Hawkes

Trekkie’s Right Hand – Ethan Bartlett



Darcy Drummond, Aimee Fee, Ben Hastings, Briony Hibbard Jenkins, Mia Kahr, Eleanor Knop, Lucy McFee, Jess Miller,

Matthew Neilson, Ellie Openshaw, Sasha Pankhurst, Ellie Rampton, Holly Rust, Katie Rust, Olly Sanvoisin, Charlotte Schooling,

Shyla Schuster, Sam Strange, Ella Warwick.


Rachel Glover – Conductor

Anna O’Brien – Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute

Simon Barnard – Guitars

Jonathan Williams – Bass

Colin Gray – Drums and Percussion

Simon Eastwood – Keyboard

Siobhan Smith – Keyboard.


Director – Sally Manning

Musical Director – Rachel Glover

Choreographer – Nick Brannam

Dance Captain – Jade Hollingshead

Stage Manager – Ian ‘Spud’ Smith

Deputy Stage Manager – John Eddie


Sound – Dan Paine of Spin Audio

Set and Puppets supplied by Little Shop of Hirers

Show Manager – Sandie Thomson