One of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time – an affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies and musical comedies – comes to Roleystone Theatre this November and December.
Directed by Lys Tickner, Little Shop of Horrors has a score by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined animated musical films with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
The stage musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors with music in the style of early 1960s rock’n’roll, doo-wop and early Motown – but while it retains the basic concept and dark comic tone of the film, much of the story is changed.
A love story with a dark side, Little Shop of Horrors follows florist shop assistant Seymour who becomes an overnight celebrity when he discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood.
In exchange for blood, the plant helps Seymour win the love of Audrey – with disastrous consequences.
Little Shop of Horrors plays at 8pm November 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, December 2 and 3. Tickets are $25, $20 concession – book on 9490 9306 or at www.roleystonetheatre.com.au.