Cult classic comedy rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is opening this Thursday at His Majesty’s Theatre for a limited run.
Created by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Little Shop of Horrors musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name, directed by Roger Corman.
The story follows the life of hapless and meek flower shop assistant, Seymour Krelborn. Seymour has stumbled across a peculiar plant species, which he names after his stunning colleague, Audrey. The sinister plant seems like Seymour’s ticket to fame and fortune. However, the plant has an unusual diet and once it begins to grow, its hunger becomes unquenchable. Before long, Seymour and Audrey must battle the perilous and persuasive plant not just for their lives, but also for the very future of planet Earth.
Little Shop of Horrors comes from the producers and award winning creative team behind the 2014 production of Sweet Charity. Joining forces with them are master puppet makers Erth, who have created an imposing monster with Audrey II bringing her into the 21st century.
The knockout cast includes: Brent Hill as Seymour, Esther Hannaford as Audrey, with Tyler Coppin, Scott Johnson, Angelique Cassimatis, Josie Lane, and Chloe Zuel.
The score combines 1960s rock and roll with soul music and includes the songs ‘Feed Me,’ ‘Suddenly Seymour,’ and ‘Somewhere That’s Green.’
Little Shop of Horrors is showing at His Majesty’s Theatre from Thursday August 4 until Sunday August 14. This is a limited season, so buy your tickets from Ticketek before they sell out.