LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Loxton High School
Loxton Community Theatre
Written By: Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman. Music by Alan Menken
Directed By: Chris Bond
Set in the 1950s, this statistical comedy story revolves around the main character of Seymour Krelborn, a poor, orphan, young man working as an assistant in Mr Mushnik's rundown flower shop on Skid Row. Seymour obtains a mysterious plant which has hinged jaw-like leaves. Seymour, who is secretly in love with his co-worker, Audrey, names the plant Audrey II, in her honour. At first, the plant fails to thrive, until Seymour accidentally pricks his finger on a rose thorn one day and Audrey II opens its pod thirstily to suck the blood. Seymour realises that blood is the key to the plant's survival. Audrey II grows and becomes quite an attraction in Mushnik's Flower Shop, generating much business and raising Seymour to become quite a celebrity. Audrey starts to dream of leaving her abusive, dentist boyfriend and lead a suburban, idealistic life with Seymour.
Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend, Orin, suggests that Seymour takes the plant and leave Skid Row. Seymour's imminent departure threatens the flower shop's profitability and Mr Mushnik plays on Seymour's innocence and offers to adopt Seymour as his son. Seymour's yearning to be a part of a family is satisfied by this proposition and he accepts, despite the way Mr Mushnik yells at him and treats him poorly.
All the while, Audrey II's appetite for blood is proving more and more difficult to satisfy. It is revealed that the plant can talk. Audrey II convinces Seymour that if he feeds Orin the dentist to it, its craving for blood would be satisfied, Audrey would be free of her abusive boyfriend and the way would be clear for Seymour to pursue his love of Audrey. Through a series of chaotic misfortunes, Audrey II's yearning for blood is satisfied and Audrey II grows bigger and more menacing as Seymour expresses his love for Audrey and also tries to free himself of Audrey II's influence and control over his own life. The story twists and turns with comedy and satirical commentary, interspersed with catchy tunes and songs.
Approx. Running Time: 2 hours
Suitable for ages: 10 years and over (satirical comic content)
Thursday 22nd August 2019, 6:30pm
Friday 23rd August 2019, 7:30pm
Saturday 24th August 2019, 2019
Loxton Community Theatre, Bookpurnong Road, Loxton.
Tickets available from Totally Exposed, East Tce, Loxton. Ph 08 85847524
Also available at the theatre box office prior to each performance.
Tickets go on public sale from 2nd August 2019.
Adults $15 , Concession $12