School combines for rock musical

Cavendfish School's Little Shop of Horrors

Cavendfish School's Little Shop of Horrors

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Cavendish School is ‘planting’ up a treat for a fantastic community production of The Little Shop of Horrors from Thursday, February 5-Saturday, February 7. This comedy horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, explores the life of a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere That’s Green and Suddenly, Seymour.

The production features many students and staff from Cavendish School, actively involved both on stage and as backstage crew.

This light and frothy production promises thrills and spills; with humour and tragedy combined to make a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

Performances take place at the Devonshire Park Theatre, evenings 7.30pm with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £10 (concessions £7) from (01323 412000) or at (www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk). Tickets must be bought in advance.