Time with little horrors
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.”