Just got back from seeing Little Shop of Horrors
at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.
Last time I saw this show was in New York, with a full cast and a spectacular Audrey II, which was able to extend over the first two rows of the audience. This UK touring production, based on the successful revival from the Menier Chocolate Factory (and later the West End) is notable that it has only 10 people in the cast with one one actor in particular – Alex Fern – playing virtually all the bit parts, as well a drunk and dentist Orin Scrivello.
So a very different show, but equally good fun. Their Audrey II, while being more traditional puppetry, was still very impressive (with the largest version dwarfing the flower shop), and the entire cast were superb, including an excellent performance from Sylvester McCoy as Mr. Mushnik.
Well worth a trip to the theatre.