Senior School Production of Little Shop of Horrors

Last week, we stepped into Mr Mushnik’s Little Shop of Horrors for a spectacular two hour Senior School musical production, packed with sensational singing, impressive American accents, botanical world domination and a touch of mutilation!

Sophia M acted out the role of Seymour’s father-like Mushnik, giving an excellent performance particularly during the song and dance duet with Seymour (Olivia O), the downtrodden underdog who perfected the role of the bumbling geek who gets his life turned around by a suspiciously “strange and interesting” giant alien plant, Audrey II (operated by Tabitha E and Helena L-B and impressively voiced and sung by Alexa G).

Audrey, played by Valeria CL, captivated the audience with her sensational singing and completely brought the vulnerable and ditzy character to life.

The flamboyant role of the abusive Orin (Megan K) as Audrey’s boyfriend strutted around the stage with an overt sleaziness and unpredictability, fully embracing the role of the sadistic dentist.

The swinging sixties were revived in the foot-tapping rock and roll tunes sung by all the cast, in particular, Chiffon (Fleur H), Ronnette (Alexa G) and Crystal (Cassia T) along with Talia L as the flower seller and the chorus and supporting character roles played by Paula L, Theodora C, Cecilia P and Anastasia C, who all sang impressive harmonies. Whilst it is difficult to pick a favourite song, Downtown, Feed Me and Suddenly Seymour all stand out.

The stage design used the breadth of the Hall enveloping the audience and delivering seamless transitions from the failing florist to the demonic dentist.

The combination of a talented cast, fantastic choreography and sensational singing made this a stand-out and truly memorable senior school performance.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

With special thanks to the band, Mrs Cheadle on sound, Mrs Holman on props and wardrobe and Mr Sykes directing and musical direction. 

St Mary's Shaftesbury-Senior School Production of Little Shop of Horrors 1

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