5-7 June 2014
Book & Lyrics Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Lisa Nicholls
Comedy-sci-fi horror musical 'Little Shop of Horrors' is loosely based on a low-budget 1960 film of the same name. The music is in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown, and includes several well-known tunes, including the opening song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour" The musical was also made into a 1986 film, directed by Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.
Mild mannered florist shop worker Seymour pines for his glamorous but fragile co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse of the sun, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II. As it grows, the plant talks to Seymour and demands to be fed on human flesh and blood. The mysterious plant attracts publicity and prosperity to the previously struggling store. Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic and violent boyfriend, Orin , to the plant after Orin's accidental death, and wins her love. Suddenly Seymour has to battle with ferocious foliage to save his girl, his job and maybe, even the planet.
A large and very hard working cast, crew and band brought this colourful and energetic show to life. Special mention must go to the team who designed and built the incredible Audrey II’s and also the puppeteers who operated them.