Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood.

The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, “Skid Row (Downtown)”, “Somewhere That’s Green”, and “Suddenly, Seymour”.

In addition to the original long-running 1982 off-Broadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world. Because of its small cast and relatively simple orchestrations, it has become popular with community theatre, school and other amateur groups. The musical was also made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Seymour Thomas Butler
Audrey Clair Jardella
Mr Mushnik John Pyle
Orin Edz Barrett
Crystal Fiona Gourlay
Ronnette Victoria Butler
Plant Voice Chris Storer
Plant Handler Mark Burgess
Ensemble Sarah Perkins
Ensemble Andrew Robinson
Ensemble Lesley Whithair

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Rachel Moorhead
Musical Director Bernard Messenger
Co-Musical Director Mike Carver
Choreographer Lisa Rose
Production Manager Peter Czaja
Technical Director Ian Nethersell
Costume Designer Jo Lambert
Lighting Designer David Buffham
Sound Designer Stuart Vaughan
Stage Manager Kevin Good
Stage Manager Mary Good

Reviews & Awards

Stephen MacVicar - NODA

May, 2002

I very much enjoyed my re-acquaintance with BROS having seen some of your productions down through the years and have always been entertained. The society’s reputation is strong and this production did much to enhance that reputation. The Parkshot Studio Theatre is an ideal location for an intimate production such as LSoH and gave the audience the feeling of watching from their own room. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a musical which now has cult stautus. A very popular film starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin and does the music credit. A feel-good score and some outrageous characters make it appealing to many societies, especially youth groups but one could understand why societies with a more mature chorus may not be so keen[…]

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Show Date: May 2002

Venue: Parkshot

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