We’re excited to announce the cast for Little Shop of Horrors taking place from 10 May – 2 June.
The third consecutive Made by Storyhouse summer musical will be directed by Olivier award-winning director and choreographer Stephen Mear (White Christmas, Curve, Mary Poppins, West End, Gypsy, Savoy Theatre, Guys and Dolls, The Royal Albert Hall).
Performing in the company are:
Michelle Bishop as Audrey. Michelle has performed in Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), Sunset Boulevard (Coliseum/ENO),
Joshua Lay as Seymour. Joshua has performed in in Kiss Me Quickstep (UK Tour); Sweet Charity (Pimlico Opera);
Ryan O’Gorman as the voice of Audrey II. Ryan has performed in Miss Saigon (UK & International Tour); Rent (UK Tour);
Cindy Belliot as Chiffon. Cindy has performed in Kiss Me Kate (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre),
Tanisha Spring as Crystal. Tanisha has performed in Caroline or Change (The Playhouse Theatre), Big Fish (The Other Palace),
Emily-Mae as Ronnette. Emily-Mae has performed in The Producers (Royal Exchange Manchester), Hairspray (UK Tour),
Tony Timberlake as Mr Mushnik. Tony has performed in Rothschild & Sons (Park Theatre); Looking For John (Birmingham Rep); Chicago (Garrick);
Stephane Anelli as Orin. Stephane has performed in Saturday Night Fever (original German cast and UK tour), Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Crucible)
Brett Sheils as the Audrey II puppet. Brett has performed in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour); Legally Blonde: The Musical (UK Tour).
Stephen Mear said: “I am so thrilled to be Directing and Choregraphing Little Shop of Horrors at the fabulous Storyhouse, it’s my first time at this beautiful theatre and I can’t wait to get started. We have a tremendously talented cast lined up so I am really excited to be bringing this wonderful show to the heart of Chester for all to enjoy. I am hugely grateful to Storyhouse for this opportunity and I endeavour to give audiences a treat to remember.”
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Little Shop of Horrors is based on a Roger Corman thriller from the 1960’s (which featured a young Jack Nicholson). As a musical it has enthralled audiences since its opening off-Broadway in 1982. The 1986 film adaption had an all-star cast featuring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and Bill Murray.
Following in the success of The Beggar’s Opera and A Little Night Music, Little Shop of Horrors will be the third consecutive Made by Storyhouse summer musical and will play on the theatre’s more intimate thrust stage. The production will mark Storyhouse’s second birthday; there will be celebrations throughout the building across the month of May.
Other creatives include:
Jess Curtis – Designer (A Little Night Music, The Crucible, The Beggar’s Opera at Storyhouse)
Alex Beetschen – Musical Director
Tim Lutkin – Lighting Designer
Ben Harrison – Sound Designer
Lucy Thatcher – Assistant Director.