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Youth Theatre to perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Merlin Youth Theatre is busy rehearsing for their first ever musical production, ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’. 

The cast are having great fun with this cult classic, with performances at the Merlin on 30th and 31st  March.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a comedy horror rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, ‘Skid Row (Downtown)’, ‘Somewhere That’s Green’, and ‘Suddenly, Seymour’.

Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own blood, but, when people start dying, the plant wants more than a few drops of blood.

The show is on at the Merlin Theatre, Frome, Monday 30th March and Tuesday 31st March, 7.00pm. Tickets cost £8 and are available on line or via the box office, tel: 01373 465949.