Little Shop of Horrors

POSTED ON - 27th Nov 2019

Senior Students from King James Academy Royston put on a fantastic production last week of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. Described as a comedy, horror, rock musical, this vibrant show takes a tongue in cheek look at how far people will go to gain fame, fortune and love. 

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Daniel Hawker gave a sensitive performance as the hapless Seymour and encapsulated the awkwardness of the character. He showed an impressive vocal and emotional range as he grappled with each moral dilemma. Poppy Davison sang beautifully as Audrey and showed real musicality in her numbers. The character of Mr Mushnick was played with gusto by Oliver Evans who embraced the role and the tango! Zach Juneja made a spectacular entrance through the audience on a motorbike and combined an arrogant swagger and sadistic glee in the role of Dentist. Audrey II was represented on stage by four different puppets of increasing size, with the final pod being particularly impressive. The audience seemed to love each subsequent ‘death’ and responded with glee when the plant ‘ate’ the different characters. For a relatively young cast to achieve such an outstanding level of performance is no mean feat and the ensemble should feel incredibly proud of what they achieved.

 

Headteacher, Gordon Farquhar said he was very impressed by the production as a whole and particularly by the professionalism shown by the company when working with the many props; flowers, telephones, body parts (!) that the show necessitates.

 

‘A wonderful evening that really showcased the wealth of talent, both on and off stage, that we have at King James Academy Royston.’

 

Shaunaid Crosby

Head of Performing Arts

 

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