Year 7 & 8 Students Leaf Audiences Spellbound as they perform Little Shop of Horrors!

10 May 2024


Performing a musical as their annual show, Year 7 & 8 students have blown away audiences with their unforgettable production of Little Shop of Horrors.

With the Performing Arts Centre transformed into ‘Skid Row’, “Little Shop of Horrors” follows the story of Seymour Krelborn, a hapless floral assistant, and his discovery of a mysterious, bloodthirsty plant named Audrey II. As Audrey II grows, so does Seymour’s fame and fortune, but at a sinister cost. The story unfolds with a clever mix of humour and dark themes, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats throughout.

The cast of over 50 students electrified the stage with sensational performances, radiating boundless energy throughout the production. From the infectious beats of “Feed Me” to the gritty charm of “Skid Row (Downtown)” and the heartfelt resonance of “Suddenly Seymour,” each musical number left audiences enchanted and tapping along irresistibly. As the final curtain fell, concluding nearly two hours of unforgettable moments, it became evident that the young cast’s talent and dedication had shone brightly. Their seamless execution of such a complex musical was a remarkable achievement, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.

At the heart of the storyline lies Audrey II, affectionately named after Seymour’s co-worker and love interest, Audrey. This botanical menace, with an insatiable thirst for blood, undergoes a remarkable transformation throughout the show. Starting as a modest seedling, before growing into a towering presence on stage, looming ominously as it hungrily eyes its next victim. Special recognition must be given to our student puppeteers, whose skill and dedication, under the guidance of Mr. Hennelly, brought Audrey II to life as the menacing presence it was meant to be.


Audrey II looming large on stage

While the cast mesmerised audiences with their performances on stage, a dedicated team of student technicians from across the Senior School worked tirelessly behind the scenes. They skilfully managed the lighting, sound, scene changes, and assisted with numerous costume changes, ensuring a seamless production. A special acknowledgment must be given to Theatre Manager, Mr. Boase, and Theatre Technician, Mr. Adams, for their unwavering commitment to building the set and supporting our young tech crew in running the show flawlessly. Their expertise and dedication were instrumental in bringing the production to life and creating a memorable experience for everyone on stage and off.

Crafting a performance of such high caliber is no small feat, and it’s one that Drama Teacher, Mrs. Wettreich, wholeheartedly embraced. Her unwavering commitment and tireless dedication were instrumental in bringing to life a production that will undoubtedly live long in the memory of all fortunate enough to attend.

Little Shop of Horrors