Time with lit­tle hor­rors

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Row, dis­cov­ers a car­niv­o­rous plant species he names Au­drey II af­ter his crush on col­league Au­drey.

“Sey­mour is a bit of a dreamer who gets mis­guided by a plant who wants blood,” Hill said.

“He’s an in­no­cent soul and un­for­tu­nately that’s his down­fall; I can’t judge him be­cause I have to be him ev­ery night and the sec­ond I do that, it would make my job a lot harder.

“He sees an­other sim­i­lar soul in Au­drey and longs to be with her and love her but un­for­tu­nately that’s where it all starts to go awry.”

Hill, who has been in pro­duc­tions of Rock of Ages and Once, said the role had ful­filled a long am­bi­tion of his to per­form in Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors. He loved the doo-wop mu­sic, the­atri­cal­ity and stage craft of the show, which in­cludes a huge Au­drey II pup­pet cre­ated by mas­ter pup­pet mak­ers Erth.

“It’s bizarre be­cause I have to voice Au­drey II, so in a weird way I have to try to dis­con­nect my­self from her but at the same time speak as her,” he said.

“It’s like pat­ting your head and rub­bing your stom­ach with about six more arms.”

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