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 Berni 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

Show Date: May 2002

Venue: Parkshot

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