‘Playing to a packed audience, and full of song and laughter, most observers are calling this year’s production the best one yet.’
On the 30th and 31st January Rushcliffe School was taken over by an alien invasion; a 12ft man eating plant laid siege to A Hall in an incredible production of The Little Shop of Horrors.
Presented by Key Stage 4&5 students, the set was amazing; we were welcomed into the hall with vagrant winos begging for dimes outside whilst wise cracking sassy Ronnettes mingled with the crowd as they filled the auditorium. The stage was overrun with dustbins and newspapers, rotten flowers and creeping ivy. This was an American 1950’s B movie crossed with a science fiction comic from Hell.
The cast were out of this world, professional, disciplined and extremely talented. Ross Levy held the piece together with a performance of boundless energy and enthusiasm as Seymour, the luckless botanist whose life is turned around. Grace Gallagher’s comic performance as the tarty Audrey was extremely funny and equally moving, particularly during her beautiful rendition of Somewhere That’s Green.