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Little Shop of Horrors

UK Tour 2009

The Autumn Tour will start on 7 Sept 2009.

Following the sell out seasons at the Menier Chocolate Factory and at the Duke of York’s Theatre and the Ambassador’s Theatre in 2007, this Menier Chocolate Factory production, in association with the Churchill Theatre Bromley, and an extensive 15 date UK tour from 6 February until the end of May 2009.

Matthew White will again direct, with David Farley design (award winning designer of Sunday in the Park with George), choreography by Lynne Page, lighting design by David Howe, sound by Gareth Owen, with musical supervision by Caroline Humphris and musical director Toby Higgins.

The cast includes Clare Buckfield (Audrey), Alex Ferns (Dentist), Damian Humbley (Seymour), Cathryn Davis, Nadia Di Mambro, Donna Hines as Ronettes and Andy Heath as Puppeteer.

Clare Buckfield has been a Dancing on Ice finalist. Her team won in the ITV Christmas Special on Christmas Day. She is most known for her TV roles in Steel River Blues and 2.4 Children. Alex Ferns has won many TV Awards for his portrayal of Trevor on EastEnders. He has appeared onstage in Michael Grandage’s production of Guys and Dolls and recently toured in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Sylvester McCoy was the seventh Doctor in the long-running BBC TV series of Doctor Who. His numerous stage roles include the Fool in the recent RSC production of King Lear with Ian McKellen. Damian Humbley was in the West End productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The Woman in White.

Down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant Seymour 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 offering him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite… but as Audrey II’s hungry demands increase, all that Seymour holds dear is threatened as the plant’s sinister agenda for global domination is revealed….

One of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the song writing team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. They also wrote the music and lyrics for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin.


Sept 7 - Leicester Curve
Sept 14 - Hippodrome, Birmingham
Sept 21 - Eden Court, Inverness
Sept 28 - Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Oct 5 - Tunbridge Wells Assembly Halls
Oct 12 - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

2 January 2009