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30/11/2020

A Plant called Audrey


Trimley Saints Players are well into rehearsal for their next production the fabulous black comedy musical, Little Shop Of Horrors. Based on a film by Roger Corman, it is a parody of a late fifties, low budget, horror movie.

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! So, whatever they offer you, don’t feed the plants!

With a phenomenal music score by Alan Menkin and fiendishly clever lyrics by Howard Ashman, the twenty one musical items make the show a tour de force. The original stage production in 1982 became the longest running off Broadway show of all time.

Directed by Diana Seaman with musical director John Belamy, Little Shop Of Horrors will be on at the Trimley Memorial Hall, Trimley Saint Martin from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th May, nightly at 7.30pm

• Tickets cost £8 and are on sale now from the Trimley Saints Players box office on 01394 671119. Proceeds from the show will go to the East Anglian Children’s Hospice in Ipswich.

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