The Marianettes Amateur Musical Comedy Society will celebrate its 55th anniversary with two fabulous shows - the Little Shop of horrors this month and Sweet Charity in October.
A big green plant, a hapless florist shop worker, some blood, peril and a bit of rock and roll is the recipe for the Little Shop of Horrors.
The award-winning musical is coming to Trinity Arts and Leisure Arts Theatre, Bromham Road, Bedford, with performances between Tuesday, April 21 and Saturday, April 25.
Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a nerdy florist worker, Seymour Krelborn, and Audrey, pretty blonde he’s desperately in love with. The pair are both seeking to escape life in the urban ‘skid row’ when Seymour comes across a mysterious plant that they later discover feeds on human blood.
The musical follows the pair’s trials and tribulations as the blood-thirsty plant - named Audrey II - makes the little shop famous. But there’s more to a life with a blood sucking plant than first meets the eye. A huge green puppet plays the part of Audrey II, and has been designed and made by students from Bedford College.
With its musical influence taken from the early sixties, Little Shop of Horrors offers a toe-tapping mix of ‘doo-wap’, rock and roll and Motown. With favourites like Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere that’s Green and Suddenly Seymour, you’ll be whisked back to the swinging sixties.
Little Shop of Horrors is a classic book, film and musical, and is a really entertaining show for young people and adults alike. There’s a bit of something for everyone from comedy, a love story and horror, to fantastic songs that you’ll want to sing and dance along with.
Performances are at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee on April 25 at 2.30pm.
Ticket details from the box office on 07508 857 217, or book online at www.bedfordmarianettes.org.uk