Little Shop of Horrors

Hat-trick of standing ovations for residents of Skid Row

After months of rehearsals, Sir John Deane’s students took to the stage in the much-anticipated musical production, Little Shop of Horrors.

The College’s wickedly talented cast, band and technical crew brought the devious cult musical to life, during three sell-out shows in February – each receiving a standing ovation.

The 40-strong cast were supported by a band of talented musicians, expert sound and lighting engineers and a skilled stage management crew, working behind the scenes.

Narrated by Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon (Gracie Radulovic , Rose Mendham and Zara Williams-Pattison), the story centres around a flower shop assistant, Seymour (Zak Marmont) who falls for co-worker Audrey (Lillie Rigby).

An amateur botanist, Seymour discovers a mysterious new plant with killer potential.

The growing plant feeds only on human flesh and blood and attracts a great deal of fame and fortune as well as the attention of kind, sweet Audrey. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend (Ben Mather-Dodd) to the plant (Charlotte Braka) then later shop owner Mushnik (Josh Bennett).

The show was jam packed with high energy performances, humour and a large dose of 60s rock n’ roll and doo wop, including well known favourites, ‘Downtown’, ‘Somewhere That’s Green’ and ‘Suddenly Seymour’.

Principal Christopher Atherton, said:
“We know how incredible our students are but were still completely blown away by their talent and the professionalism of the whole production.

“To put on a show of this standard takes a huge amount of energy and committment and I’d like to congratulate and thank the whole cast and crew for creating such a special and memorable moment for the College.”