The Little Shop of Horrors – Regents Park Theatre
If you haven’t yet experienced the pure magic and joy of the Open-Air Theatre in London’s Regents Park, I cannot recommend the experience highly enough. I first went to Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre, when I was at secondary school, to see a very memorable production of ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream,’ with my wonderfully enthusiastic English teacher, who really valued theatre and live performance.
I’ve been back several times over the years to see a few productions, including Arthur Miller’s, ‘The Crucible,’ which is one of my favourite plays. I always find the experience magical and inspiring. The outdoor auditorium is beautifully decorated with fairy lights in the trees and the amphitheatre itself, is magnificent. It doesn’t matter where you sit, as every seat has a great view of the stage. If you are planning a visit, you might want to consider bringing a blanket and a rain coat, as let’s face it, the British weather can be a little unpredictable!
On Saturday 25th August 2018, I went to Regents Park to see, ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’
The film, directed by Frank Oz, was released in 1986 and described as a rock musical comedy horror movie. The film is an adaptation of the off-Broadway show composed by Alan Menken. The story revolves around Seymour, a geeky florist shop worker who finds out his plant, Audrey 2, can speak. The 1986 film stars Rick Moranis, who plays Seymour and Steve Martin plays the infamous dentist.
The first thing I noticed as I entered the Regents Park theatre on Saturday, was the set. It was fantastic, and it set the tone of the whole evening. The cast were all extremely talented and they worked brilliantly as an ensemble of 16 actors, playing all the roles. Audrey 2, played by Vicky Vox, was outstanding. The idea of bringing the plant to life, to make her a character that can not only speak and sing but move, was genius. This production was slick, entertaining and so much fun. I can’t wait to see what’s on offer next summer, I’ll be back!
I also feel inspired and excited about our drama classes this autumn term. If your child is age 4-16 years and would like the opportunity to try one of our classes for FREE we are offering trial sessions this September. Please get in touch to book a session.