Little Shop of Horrors Is Heading Down Under for Australian Tour

News   Little Shop of Horrors Is Heading Down Under for Australian Tour Celebrated musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, recently seen at New York's City Center starring original Audrey Ellen Greene and Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, will embark on an Australian tour next year, kicking off at the Hayes Theatre Co. in Sydney in February 2016.

The production is set to star Brent Hill (Australian production of Once) as Seymour and Esther Hannaford (Australian production of King Kong) as Audrey.

The production reunites director Dean Bryant and choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, the creative duo behind the Australian staging of Sweet Charity earlier this year. 

Joining Hill and Hannaford onstage will be Tyler Coppin, Scott Johnson, Angelique Cassimatis, Josie Lane, Chloe Zuel, Dash Kruck and Kuki Tipoki. Following the Sydney debut, performances will run in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

"Audiences are going to be bowled over by the unique vision, our sensational cast, and our very own, never-before-seen 'Audrey II.' We’re very excited about taking this new production all around Australia," said producers Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions in a press statement.

The creative team features musical director Andrew Worboys, set designer Owen Phillips, costume designer Tim Chappel and lighting designer Ross Graham. The show is also set to feature puppetry by Australian company Erth, who will create a brand-new Audrey II. Little Shop of Horrors features music by Alan Menken and a book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. Laced with dark humor, it follows the story of nerdy, down-and-out floral assistant Seymour Krelborn who nourishes a Venus fly trap-like plant until she grows big enough to devour anything in her path. The show, which premiered Off-Broadway and played for a year on Broadway from 2003-04, is based on the 1960's Roger Corman horror film of the same name.

Tickets for the Australian tour are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.

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