‘Little Shop of Horrors
On at Fife Youth Theatre
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
Take one school holiday week and fill it with a plan to rehearse and then stage a live show. All credit to the superb young cast who unwrapped their version of ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ tonight - a great feel good musical packed with escellent numnbers and humour.
‘Little Shop’ is perhaps best known through the Steve Martin film back in the day when he was still zany.
Most will remember his madcap dentist’s role, but the real story of this shop of horrors is the classic ‘nerdy geek loses his heart to beautiful with a boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks.’
Fraser Morrison was superb as Seymour, the bespectacled botantist who creates a mutant people-eating plant and names it Audrey II in honour of his crush, played by Morgan Wilcox.
The more the plant craves blood- first his own - and fame, the more desperate the measures Seymour has to take while juggling the ambitions of the business owner Mr Mushnik (Ciaran Sneddon) as his shop becomes the talk of Skid Row.
The leads were all excellent in a show which also gave a joyful twist to the chorus line with teenage boys dressed as girls ... and boy did they work it!
It was huge fun from start to finish, and a huge credit to all invovled in bringing it to life in such a short timescale.
The talking plant was a hoot, but the real stars were the youngsters on stage who sang, dance and acted to the highest standards as always.
‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ runs until saturday - go see it and support a fabulous local youth theatre company
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