Little Shop of Horrors
Feed me Seymour... Feed me now!
The show must go on – when recent flooding forced King’s High School and Warwick School to cancel a performance of their joint production, Little Shop of Horrors, pupils responded by delivering a rescheduled matinee, which buzzed with all the energy of this colourful and anarchic production. Miss Cat Price, Director of Drama at King’s High School and Mr Mike Perry, Director of Drama at Warwick School both commented “Last week saw over 70 of our talented actors, musicians and technicians bring the charmingly silly Little Shop of Horrors to the Bridge House Theatre. The company worked tirelessly to ensure the tongue-in-cheek narrative of this quirky musical delighted audiences over six shows!
“Double casting the lead roles provided a lovely sense of supportive competitiveness during rehearsals and led the actors to keep upping their game - the entire company produced awesome performances from Audrey's stunning vocals (Izzy Evans/Katie Burrows), Seymour's endearing geekiness (Sam Bain/Will Parsons), the hilarity of both Mushnik (Maya Evans/Leo Brades) and Orin (Ollie Lattin/Will Callan) and the smooth yet fearsome voice of the plant, Audrey II (Josh Simango). The audiences were also guided through the show by the energy and beautiful vocals of the urchins (Taryn Young, Molly Monksfield, Katie Walsh, Beth Woolley/Zoe Tubb, Molly Perkins, Emily Skillett, Alex Flood) and were left bedazzled by their numerous costume changes!
Cat Price said “What allowed the performances to flow so smoothly was the incredible set, designed and built by Ian Roberts and painted so skilfully by Wendy Morris - which captured the comic book feel I wanted for this production and enhanced the tremendous efforts of all those on and behind the stage so brilliantly. It was a delight to work with Sam Young (Musical Director) again - his professionalism and talent knows no bounds and the way he guided our students and the band ensured that the performances were of the highest quality. I could not be prouder of what everyone achieved.”