When a socially awkward floral shop clerk named Seymour finds a bizarre new plant after a solar eclipse, he and his colleagues quickly discover that this odd looking seedling may be the key to drawing new customers into their floundering Skid Row flower shop.
Naming the Venus fly trap looking plant Audrey II in honor of the quirky and beautiful store clerk he has a crush on, Seymour begins to nurture the little seedling with the only thing it wants to eat - Seymour’s own blood.
As the shop thrives because of the strange looking plant in the window, so does Audrey II – into a giant, blood sucking carnivore with nefarious designs of world domination. Now enjoying everything he ever desired - fame, money, and the affection of his beloved Audrey - Seymour must decide if he can sacrifice it all in order to save the world from this alien plant and its sinister spores.
Inspired by the much darker and far less intentionally campy 1960 Roger Corman film of the same name, this rock musical version of Little Shop of Horrors by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman premiered Off Broadway in 1982 before enjoying a successful run on Broadway and in London’s West End, eventually inspiring a film version by veteran puppeteer Frank Oz.
Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Maria Gooch, choreographed by Charlotte Smith and with the musical direction of Steven Mercer.
Includes several well-known songs, Skid Row, Somewhere That's Green, and Suddenly, Seymour.
Director Maria Gooch said 'Little Shop is a show that epitomises the phrase "musical theatre" every individual character allows you to act your socks off and have a blast doing it! It's such an exciting show to be a part of and we have a terrific cast who make this production one not to be missed!'