Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors

THE Liverpool Empire Creative Learning team is proud to present the Youth Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. A cast of young people from the local area, working with a professional creative team will star in the production based on the cult Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi comedy musical.

Senior Creative Learning Manager Natalie Flynn said, “Little Shop of Horrors is a fun and uplifting story with a few twists and turns along the way. The performers’ dedication and hard work is an inspiration to see, they genuinely love being a company and the standard of their performance and professionalism throughout has been wonderful to see.  It’s the first time we’ve performed this title so we’re very excited to put our own spin on it.”

The Empire’s Youth Theatre company works under the guidance of industry professionals, which enables them to experience a professional environment, preparing them for the world of work within the theatre industry and many of those involved go on to pursue professional careers in performing arts. The company has been meeting regularly and working hard in preparation of the full-scale musical, which plays at the Empire Theatre from 26th to 27th August.

Youth Theatre member Olivia, aged 16, said, “This is my first year in the youth company. I am really enjoying seeing the show come together at each rehearsal, and seeing each individual performer thrive, and the hard work that goes into the show from the creative team and the company. I am very excited for the public to see what we have created!” 

Little Shop of Horrors story follows the meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names ‘Audrey II’ after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn, as long as he keeps feeding it blood! Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent towards global domination!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman. Music by Alan Menken. Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith.