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The Norfolk and Norwich Threshold Theatre Group (NNTTG) is bringing the Little Shop of Horrors musical to Norwich Playhouse next month.
The theatre group returns with its latest production from Wednesday, June 6 to Saturday, June 9 to perform the cult-classic, based on the 1960s film of the same name.
Comedy, horror, romance and a man-eating plant are all part of the fun which is being brought to the St George’s Street theatre.
The original production opened in 1982 and became one of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals of all time.
It tells the story of destitute Seymour - an impoverished florist shop assistant who works on Skid Row, a seedy urban jungle. He spends his days attempting to woo his colleague and crush, Audrey.
He is accelerated to success when he discovers a mysterious exotic plant with a flair for R&B and a peculiar appetite. The love-struck Seymour names his ghastly plant Audrey II, who offers Seymour fame and fortune in return for a good feeding.
However, as the plant’s appetite grows, so does the sense of impending doom.
Peter Pepper, spokesman for NNTTG, said: “NNTTG is very quickly establishing a reputation for providing award winning productions. For the production of Hot Mikado last year, the group beat off the competition from other societies and went on to win a NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) award for best overall production in district five, which covers Norwich and most of Norfolk.
“So if you haven’t brought your tickets yet, do so before it’s too late!”
Tickets are £14, or £11 for matinee performances, with £12 concessionary tickets available on the Wednesday and Thursday. To buy tickets, call the Playhouse box office on 01603 598598 or go to www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
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