Cabaret Theatre Company presents the unconventional, heart-warming boy-meets-girl tale Little Shop of Horrors at the Brewhouse, Burton.
Opening in Mushnik`s Skid Row Florists, there's Mama Mushnik (Lilly Prince) and her two employees, nerdy orphan Seymour (Harry Whetton) and bleached blonde-haired Audrey (Hannah Birkin). Times are hard and the business is struggling. Until, Seymour cultivates a truly remarkable plant, which he calls Audrey II - after his work colleague that he hopelessly adores.
Life is on the up with Audrey II, the plant, becoming a popular attraction and bringing in extra business. Insecure Seymour then hopes to finally win the affections of Audrey by stealing her away from her abusive tough guy boyfriend Orin. There`s a bigger and bigger problem though, as Audrey II grows and grows, feeding only on human flesh. This is one huge wise cracking man-eating plant set on world domination!
The show is fun and entertaining from beginning to end, leaving the audiences on a high and wanting more. Seymour, Harry Whetton, and Audrey, Hannah Birkin, had great chemistry together and gave talented character performances. Lilly Prince was also convincing as Mama Mushnik as was Harry Tierney as Orin. Collectively the main cast all delivered sharp, confident performances and the other cast members complemented them well. All the lively feel-good catchy songs were flawless and the Feed me (Git it) song was particularly well received.
All the costumes suited the characters well and the staging was simple but effective. The growing Audrey II was a particularly great success with amused reactions from the audience. The hard work of all the students and staff at the The Cabaret Theatre Company is noticeable in this professional, energetic and enjoyable production.
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