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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Wow 24/7 - by Brad Barnes brad.barnes@jpress.co.uk Fol­low me on twit­ter @PTbrad­barnes

Key Youth The­atre presents Lit­tle Shop Of Hor­rors

The cast and crew have been ap­ply­ing the fin­ish­ing touches to this year’s Key Youth The­atre sum­mer mu­si­cal – Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors.

“Re­hearsals are l ook­ing and sound­ing ab­so­lutely amaz­ing, es­pe­cially now Au­drey II has ar­rived,” said di­rec­tor Paul Crosby, ahead of the open­ing night at the Key The­atre on Wed­nes­day (24th)

“The plants are fan­tas­tic and we are de­lighted with them.”

There is a lot to live up to af­ter the suc­cesses of Les Mis­er­ables in2013, West Side Story in 2014 and Into the Woods in 2015.

“The com­pany, all 38 of them are work­ing ex­tremely hard to en­sure that we match, no, beat the high­qual­ity of our pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tions, headded.

“The com­pany are all aged be­tween 14 and 19, not that you would know that with the stan­dard of work tak­ing place!”

The de­lec­ta­ble sci-fi hor­ror mu­si­cal, with an elec­tri­fy­ing 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ash­man (com­posers of The Lit­tle Mer­maid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin) runs for four days and prom­ises to be a fun-packed ‘hor­ror­fest’ with recog­nis­able and bril­liantly writ­ten tunes, guar­an­teed fun for all the fam­ily!

A down-and out Skid Row flo­ral as­sis­tant, Sey­mour played by Jamie Glasby (Wolf, Into the Woods) be­comes an overnight sen­sa­tion when he dis­cov­ers anex­otic plant with a mys­te­ri­ous crav­ing for fresh blood nam­ing the plant af­ter the love of his life Au­drey( Col- leen McQuillen, Lit­tle Red, Into the Woods).

Fol­low­ing the story of Sey­mour and Au­drey at Mr Mush­nik’s (Joshua Baker, RADA, 2016) flow­er­shop, a visit from a cer­tain Orin Scriv­ello (Sa­muel Make peace-Beach, Mar­ius in Les Mis­er­ables) shows life is not hunky-dory down on Skid Row.

Soon Au­drey II ( Calvin Weston) grows into an ill­tem­pered, foul- mouthed, R&B-singing car­ni­vore who of­fers him a for­tune in ex­change for feed­ing its grow­ing ap­petite, fi­nally re­veal­ing it­self to be an alien crea­ture poised for global dom­i­na­tion.

With a cast drawn en­tirely from the young peo­ple of Peter­bor­ough and its sur­round­ing ar­eas, this pro­duc­tion re­turns with KYT’s usual cre­ative team in­clud­ing Paul Crosby (Di­rec­tor), Lisa Collings (Chore­og­ra­pher), Milo Roberts (As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor), Steve Hession (Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor) and Lizzie Watts (Vo­cal Coach).

Tick­ets for the show (Au­gust 24-27) from the box­of­fice on 01733 207239 or on­line at www.vi­vac­ity-peter­bor­ough.com/keythe­atre

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