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Little Shop of Horrors (Susan Elkin reviews)

Little Shop of Horrors continues at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London until 22 September 2018.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

Under Maria Aberg’s direction, this production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s 1982 classic glitters, often literally, with quality.

From the moment the anonymous hooded figures slide on to the all grey impoverished Skid Row set and Cat Beveridge’s (yes, a female MD – hurrah!) strikes up those first off-beat notes you know you’re in for a treat.

Based on Roger Corman’s film and loosely rooted in early 20thcentury sci-fi, Little Shop of Horrors famously tells the story of a man-eating plant which – in every sense – takes over a florist’s shop that’s down on its luck …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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