Big chuckles in Little Shop of Horrors at Wellingborough

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The comedy rock musical Little Shop of Horrors will be brought to The Castle in Wellingborough next week.

This will be the eighth show brought to the stage by the company Miss: Creates, since it was founded in 2006.

The theatre company, which creates or sources its own sets and costumes, will be staging the show from Monday, April 22, until Saturday, April 27.

Penned by composer Alan Menken and author Howard Ashman, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

The musical is based on a low-budget black comedy film of the same name which was made back in 1960 by director Roger Corman.

The music, composed by Menken, is written in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early motown. Its famous songs include Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere That’s Green and Suddenly, Seymour.

The musical has been performed all over the world by both amateur and professional theatre groups.

Performances will be held at 7.45pm each evening and there will be a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.

Tickets cost £15. Ring 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk.