The foibles of florist in charge of a flesh-eating plant will play out in the middle of Regent's Park, on the Open Air Theatre stage. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's 1982 musical, based on a low-budget 1960 movie of the same name, is a celebration of early Motown and rock and roll music, a bizarre plot and plenty of black comedy.
Seymour's flower shop is on Skid Row, a desolate, dull place. But when he finds a strange new plant with a dangerous appetite, life gets more exciting for our florist hero. Suddenly fame, fortune and romance are on the cards, providing everyone doesn't end up as the plant's dinner.
Director Maria Aberg, who is best known for directing Dr Faustus and The White Devil at the RSC, makes her Open Air Theatre debut with this wacky musical. Creating a giant carnivorous plant is not the easiest task, so we look forward to seeing how designer Tom Scutt (Jesus Christ Superstar) captures the Horrors and oddities.
|What||Little Shop of Horrors, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre|
|Where||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Cir, Westminster, London, NW1 4NU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Baker Street (underground)|
10 Aug 18 – 15 Sep 18, 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
|Website||Click here to book|