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Little Shop of Horrors

Not all plants are friendly in the Little Shop of Horrors

Not all plants are friendly in the Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors
by the Seagull Rep at the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 7 April 2016

The spoof, B-movie musical Little Shop of Horrors is a joyfully ridiculous tale set in a Skid Row flower shop where a rare flesh-eating plant is nourished.

The Seagull Rep excelled themselves with their take on it. Director John Hales and the Seagull team worked talented, top-notch performers from principals to company round the clever set with a first class band rocking above the action.

Michelle Long, the romantic-at-heart Audrey, was an outstanding singer and actress, with John Jones playing her nerdy love interest. Jimmy Atkin as the flower shop owner was spot on and the three chorus/do-wap girls (Amanda Wisher, Claire Welham and Alisha Giles) captivating.

The evil dentist Daniel Hughes brought a specially demented madness that made the sell out audience glad when his remains were fed to the ever-growing plant, Audrey II, provided by Scenic Projects and voiced by Dave Higgins.

Throughout, there were catchy feel-good songs in the 1950s-early 60s‘ style that kept feet tapping and faces smiling along with moments of pathos and emotion.

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