The Key Youth Theatre’s annual summer musical promises to be a fun-packed horror fest for all the family when it returns in August (24-27)
Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.
Soon Audrey II grows into an ill- tempered, foul-mouthed, R& B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin.
Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop Of Horrors never fails to entertain and this is your chance to catch the show before a major national touring production hits the road!
With a cast drawn entirely from the young people of Peterborough and its surrounding areas, this production – which will be directed by Paul Crosby, with staging and choreography by Lisa Collings, musical direction by Steve Hession and featuring the biggest, meanest and greenest piece of plantlife around – promises to be the event of the summer at the Key.
Tickets from the Key box office on 01733 207239 or www.vivacity-peterborough.com