This was a vibrant, fun and energetic production with a large, talented and very enthusiastic cast.
Sophie Morris as Audrey and Kristian Latella as Seymour were excellent in their roles and led a strong Skid Row Cast (one of two casts for this production). Dylan Rufus as Orin the bullying dentist was a little hesitant at first but he was fully immersed in his villainous role in time for the very funny dental surgery scene.
The trio of Crystal (Kayla Ruggiero), Chiffon (Imogen Brown) and Ronette (Sienna Bertram) provided a lively introduction and story links throughout the show.
Despite the human talent onstage, Audrey II stole the limelight in her various stages of growth into the monster alien plant. The puppetry was very effective and the voice was awesome. It was a great surprise at the curtain call to see that the voice came from the dimunitive Zoe Foskett.
Choreography, costumes, music and staging were very good.
The downside to the show was the technical sound aspect. It was very loud and harsh at times with some distortion and spoilt the effect of some very lovely voices.
Little Shop of Horrors was received very warmly by its appreciative audience who thoroughly enjoyed it and were smiling as they left the theatre.