Ever since I was little, I’ve always adored puppets. I grew up on Sesame Street and The Muppets, and I’m not afraid to say that the majority of my references come from those!
When I reached 18… I really wanted to get into puppetry… So I started collecting them.
It got to a stage where I would just take a puppet out with me in the street and talk to strangers. I’m not even joking!
As someone who has OCD… when I see something I like… I can watch it over… And over… And OVER again. I ended up seeing the hit musical Avenue Q 29 times on the West End, so it got to the point where the cast knew me well and I got to go backstage to meet their puppets!
I even had the opportunity to be part of an Am Dram version of the show, for which I pretty much didn’t need a script… for obvious reasons!
Fast forward 6 years…now living in Brighton and not seeing the show for about 10 years or so… And it’s BACK! I got to see it for the 30th time!!!
We had a great time, but first me it felt extra special as it was like a full circle moment. If ever you fancy watching a rude Sesame Street, with catchy songs and a super cute story, Avenue Q is for you!
That’s all for now, see you next week!
Love Ayesha x