Seymour Krelborn, a florists assistant, has his life turned around when he comes across an unusual plant after an eclipse of the sun. Naming the plant Audrey II after the salesgirl who is his love. Seymour tries to grow the plant, to no avail until he discovers its true diet: blood.
Based on Roger Cormans B movie, this movie was extremely successful on Broadway, and its off-beat humour makes it a great favourite, particularly for youth groups. There are three different productions of it in the Fringe this year.
This production is great fun and performed well by a talented cast. The singing is very good throughout the whole company, not only from the leads, but also from the Ronettes and the younger cast members. Its obvious that everyone is involved and enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
As ever, Audrey II is the scene stealer. As she is fed more and more blood, she gets bigger and bigger until eventually she is big enough to swallow someone whole, which of course she does. An extremely good and fun production.