Little Shop eyes Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Brisbane residents will soon be treated by the smash Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors, being brought to the river city this May. The cult classic about a flesh-eating plant is being presented as part of the Anywhere Festival.

The premise of the annual event is to bring shows to anywhere but a traditional theatre space. From pools, to mazes, bookshops and even the bathrooms at a pub, the festival has seen truly unique settings for its shows and Little Shop of Horrors is no exception.

With both a Sunshine Coast and a Brisbane season, the show is being staged at Montessori International College’s, open air Roundhouse and at EC Venue (Fortitude Valley) respectively.

Marina de Jager, co-producer of the show, said: “We’re excited to bring this incredible show to life and showcase the exceptional talent South East Queensland has to offer.

“We’ve got dancers, singers, actors, not to mention the five puppets that play Audrey II – the flesh-eating plant, so there’s a lot happening on stage.”

Award-winning Director, Riley Cope has loved growing his craft in this reimagined production. “It’s great to give this classic musical a fresh spin as part of the Anywhere Festival.”

Telling the story of bumbling yet lovable shop assistant Seymor who pines after coworker Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant who he names Audrey II, which only feeds on human blood and as time passes Audrey II gets more demanding and asks for human flesh.

Set in New York, the show is filled with famous showstoppers such as Downtown, Suddenly Seymore and Somewhere That’s Green.

This quirky tale is a feast for the eyes with dazzling costumes, props and perhaps most famously – the growing puppet plant that is Audrey II.

To find out more about the season, book tickets or read more about the team visit the Anywhere Festival’s website.

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