PERFORMING ARTS

Little Shop of Horrors

The cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors has commenced its Brisbane season at QPAC.

Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production premiered in Brisbane on June 2nd with a bang.

Produced by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions who brought us the 2014 multi-award winning Sweet Charity, this gleefully gruesome musical combines an upbeat, shoo-bop Motown soundtrack, puppet wizardry and a wickedly talented Australian cast. 

Little Shop of Horrors has always been a crowd pleaser, but this sensational production raises it to new heights. 

With Owen Phillips’ show stopping set, Tim Chappel’s imaginative costuming and Andrew Hallsworth’s clever choreography, it’s nothing short of delightful. 

Award winning creative director Dean Bryant brings the show together in a production that is dazzling, creepy in a comical way and yet hard-hitting enough to leave you pondering long after the house lights come up.

This is a wonderful production with lots of surprises. It’s clever, well-paced and Audrey II’s growth is breathtaking. 

Beneath the twisted plotline of the unusual plant are heart-warming stories of love, hope and ambition along with troubling underlines of greed and dominance. 

Watching this wildly entertaining performance feels like a rediscovery, or reaffirmation of why musical theatre is so incredibly important. They are a difficult and exhilarating art form. 

Little Shop of Horrors is an absolute must-see for anyone wanting to enjoy an evening of full-belly laughs and faultless entertainment.  

Words by Crimson Dunstan

Image by Little Shop of Horrors

Details: Playhouse QPAC – Corner Melbourne Street & Grey Street, South Brisbane 4101 | (07) 3840 7444 | 2 – 12 June |Tickets $74.40 – $112.40 available at qpac.com.au |Running time 2 hours 10 min (including interval)

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