REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Posted on March 13th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

Words: Terri Heckley

Fact of the day: My favourite movie is Little Shop of Horrors. From having your heart captured by the loveable Rick Moranis, to being utterly creeped out by the dentist from hell, and not to mention a blood-thirsty plant, this movie is truly a rollercoaster of nonsense, and I love it. So I was thrilled to be invited to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House to catch their performance of my favourite musical!

The show kicked off at 7.30pm and already I was impressed by the beautiful voices of the girls of Skid Row. For a smaller venue, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the set and props. The set of Mr.Mushnik’s shop was incredible, not to mention how well the various growth stages of Audrey ll were captured.

Two characters that, for me, really stood out with their performances were Seymour, played by Richard Delroy, and Orin Scrivello, played by Joshua Raven. Both managed to bring notable characteristics and mannerisms that the originals had to the stage.

The classic songs from both the Broadway musical and movie were very enjoyable to watch with great choreography and some incredible voices. One of my favourite performances of the night was Somewhere That’s Green by Amy Chapman, who played Audrey.

From start to finish, I loved the whole show. Even when there were a few missed queues, or prop mishaps, the cast powered through in a professional manner. Tickets started at only £8 and, to be honest, it was up there with some of the more pricey musicals I’ve seen!

Find out more about the range of events taking place at Tyne Theatre & Opera House here.

Read more of Terri’s work on her blog, Terri Talks, here.

Image credit: Stagedoor Photography


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