Musical (1982)


Musique: Alan Menken
Paroles: Howard Ashman • Howard Ashmand
Livret: Howard Ashmand
Production à la création:

For years now Little Shop of Horrors has made New York audiences scream with laughter. In this gleefully gruesome musical Seymour, a poor florist's assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant. Goings on surrounding the growing plant's demand for more, more, MORE are accompanied by witty parodies of sixties music. Between bites, the carnivorous Audrey II, named after Seymour's secret love, brings down the house singing rhythm and blues à la Otis Reading or James Brown!

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (1982-07-Orpheum Theater-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Orpheum Theater (Graz - Autriche)
Durée : 5 ans 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 2209 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 27 juillet 1982
Première : mardi 27 juillet 1982
Dernière : dimanche 01 novembre 1987
Mise en scène : Howard Ashman
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: This original production, directed by Ashman, was critically acclaimed and won several awards including the 1982-1983 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award.[2] When it closed on November 1, 1987, after 2,209 performances, it was the third-longest running musical[3] and the highest-grossing production in off-Broadway history.[4]

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (1983-10-Comedy Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 11 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 813 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 12 octobre 1983
Première : mercredi 12 octobre 1983
Dernière : samedi 05 octobre 1985
Mise en scène : Howard Ashman
Chorégraphie : Edie Cowan
Producteur :
Avec : Barry James (Seymour), Ellen Greene (Audrey), Terence Hillyer (Orin), Harry Towb (Mushnik), Anthony B. Asbury (Audrey II Manipulation), Michael Leslie (Audrey II Voice)

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (1986-12-Film)

Type de série:
Théâtre: *** Film (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 19 décembre 1986
Première : vendredi 19 décembre 1986
Dernière : vendredi 19 décembre 1986
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2001-05-Landor Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Landor Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 17 mai 2001
Première : jeudi 17 mai 2001
Dernière : samedi 09 juin 2001
Mise en scène : Paul Tate
Chorégraphie : Paul Tate
Producteur :
Avec : Chris Vincent (Seymour), Sarah-Jane Bourne (Audrey), Richard Swerrun (Orin), Harry Dickman (Mushnik), Mark Edison (Audrey II Manipulation), John Danbury (Audrey II Voice), Hayley Ince, Alice Redmon, Laura Roxburgh

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2002-12-Upstairs at the Gatehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Upstairs at the Gatehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 21 décembre 2002
Première : samedi 21 décembre 2002
Dernière : dimanche 26 janvier 2003
Mise en scène : John Plews
Chorégraphie : Ijy De Luca
Producteur :
Avec : Adam Kelly (Seymour), Susie Harriet (Audrey),Brenden Lovett (Orin), Iain Dootson (Mushnik), Jody Peach, Racky Plews, Vanessa Havell

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2003-08-August Wilson Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: August Wilson Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 10 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 40 previews - 372 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 29 août 2003
Première : jeudi 02 octobre 2003
Dernière : dimanche 22 août 2004
Mise en scène : Jerry Zaks
Chorégraphie : Kathleen Marshall
Producteur :

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2004-08-US Tour)

Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 8 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 10 août 2004
Première : mardi 10 août 2004
Dernière : dimanche 16 avril 2006
Mise en scène : Jerry Zaks
Chorégraphie : Kathleen Marshall
Producteur :

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2006-11-Chocolate Factory Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Menier Chocolate Factory (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 17 novembre 2006
Première : vendredi 17 novembre 2006
Dernière : dimanche 25 février 2007
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Lynn Page
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Keating (Seymour), Sheridan Smith (Audrey), Jasper Britton (Orin), Barry James (Mushnik), Katie Kerr, Melitsa Nicola, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Mike McShane, Andy Heath
Commentaires : This revival was a critical and commercial success and transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in March for a three month run, with one change of cast - Alistair McGowan replacing Jasper Britton. The show then transferred to the Ambassadors, where it ran for a farther three months, finally ending on September 8th, 2007.
Sheridan Smith, Alistair McGowan and the show itself were all nominated
for Olivier Awards.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Now, in the West End, Matthew White's production strikes many witless, dull and gross notes." MADDY COSTA for THE GUARDIAN says, "A charming production...Little Shop is kooky, irresistibly feel-good and deserves to run and run." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I can't see how anyone could fail to have a good time at Matthew White's exuberant show." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Everyone who saw Matthew White’s Horrors revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory last November seems to have enjoyed it, and, though transfer has clearly deprived it of intimacy, everyone should enjoy it now that it is following the same theatre’s Sunday in the Park with George into the West End."

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2007-03-Duke of York's Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Duke of Yorks Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 06 mars 2007
Première : lundi 12 mars 2007
Dernière : samedi 23 juin 2007
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Lynn Page
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Keating (Seymour), Sheridan Smith (Audrey), Jasper Britton (Orin), Barry James (Mushnik), Katie Kerr, Melitsa Nicola, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Mike McShane, Andy Heath
Commentaires : Prolongation de la version Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2006-11-Chocolate Factory Theatre-London)
This revival was a critical and commercial success and transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in March for a three month run, with one change of cast - Alistair McGowan replacing Jasper Britton. The show then transferred to the Ambassadors, where it ran for a farther three months, finally ending on September 8th, 2007.
Sheridan Smith, Alistair McGowan and the show itself were all nominated
for Olivier Awards.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Now, in the West End, Matthew White's production strikes many witless, dull and gross notes." MADDY COSTA for THE GUARDIAN says, "A charming production...Little Shop is kooky, irresistibly feel-good and deserves to run and run." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I can't see how anyone could fail to have a good time at Matthew White's exuberant show." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Everyone who saw Matthew White’s Horrors revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory last November seems to have enjoyed it, and, though transfer has clearly deprived it of intimacy, everyone should enjoy it now that it is following the same theatre’s Sunday in the Park with George into the West End."

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2007-06-Ambassador's Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Ambassadors Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 29 juin 2007
Première : vendredi 29 juin 2007
Dernière : samedi 08 septembre 2007
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Lynn Page
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Keating (Seymour), Sheridan Smith (Audrey), Jasper Britton (Orin), Barry James (Mushnik), Katie Kerr, Melitsa Nicola, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Mike McShane, Andy Heath
Commentaires : Prolongation de la version Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2006-11-Chocolate Factory Theatre-London)
This revival was a critical and commercial success and transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in March for a three month run, with one change of cast - Alistair McGowan replacing Jasper Britton. The show then transferred to the Ambassadors, where it ran for a farther three months, finally ending on September 8th, 2007.
Sheridan Smith, Alistair McGowan and the show itself were all nominated
for Olivier Awards.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Now, in the West End, Matthew White's production strikes many witless, dull and gross notes." MADDY COSTA for THE GUARDIAN says, "A charming production...Little Shop is kooky, irresistibly feel-good and deserves to run and run." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I can't see how anyone could fail to have a good time at Matthew White's exuberant show." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Everyone who saw Matthew White’s Horrors revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory last November seems to have enjoyed it, and, though transfer has clearly deprived it of intimacy, everyone should enjoy it now that it is following the same theatre’s Sunday in the Park with George into the West End."

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2009-02-UKTour)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 06 février 2009
Première : vendredi 06 février 2009
Dernière : samedi 23 mai 2009
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Lynn Page
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Uk Tour de la version Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2006-11-Chocolate Factory Theatre-London)
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Now, in the West End, Matthew White's production strikes many witless, dull and gross notes." MADDY COSTA for THE GUARDIAN says, "A charming production...Little Shop is kooky, irresistibly feel-good and deserves to run and run." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I can't see how anyone could fail to have a good time at Matthew White's exuberant show." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Everyone who saw Matthew White’s Horrors revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory last November seems to have enjoyed it, and, though transfer has clearly deprived it of intimacy, everyone should enjoy it now that it is following the same theatre’s Sunday in the Park with George into the West End."

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Little Shop of Horrors (The) (2018-08-Open Air Theatre, Regent s Park-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 03 août 2018
Première : vendredi 10 août 2018
Dernière : samedi 22 septembre 2018
Mise en scène : Maria Aberg
Chorégraphie : Lizzi Gee
Producteur :
Avec : Joe Allen (Ensemble), Marc Antolin (Seymour), Josh Baker (Ensemble), Billy Cullum (Ensemble), Julian Hoult (Ensemble), Rosalind James (Ensemble), Renee Lamb (Chiffon), Bobbie Little (Ensemble), Forbes Masson (Mr Mushnik), Christina Modestou (Ronnette), Seyi Omooba (Crystal), Jemima Rooper (Audrey), Helen Siveter (Ensemble), Mary Lynn Tiep (Ensemble), Vicky Vox (Audrey II), Matt Willis (Orin)
Presse : Mail on Sunday “WATCH OUT BOY, SHE'S A MAN-EATER.” “Out of designer Tom Scutt’s psychedelic, tentacled plant steps Vicky Vox, a fabulous US drag queen. She’s got big lungs, big booty, big heels, and a very big stage presence, absolutely nailing it as this seductively demanding, man-eating diva. MONSTROUSLY GOOD FUN"

The Times "Gloriously succulent and deliciously sinister; exuberantly excessive, and as thrillingly, dangerously seductive as a beribboned bouquet of triffids. The whole ensemble is terrific. Marc Antolin gives Seymour real guts and frustration, and as his beloved co-worker Audrey, Jemima Rooper is no dumb blonde, but a damaged young woman with a broken heart full of hope." "AN ABSOLUTE RIOT"

Financial Times “Inventive sets, wild costumes and a predatory drag-queen flower: what more do you want? There’s exceptional work from choreographer Lizzi Gee and designer Tom Scutt, whose approach to costume is to start with a ton of green glitter and a glue gun, then send out for more. Matt Willis is nothing short of stupendous and a series of quickfire cameos all reinforce his belting star quality."

Attitude "MAGNIFICENT" "Director Maria Aberg’s production keeps pulling surprises - from Vox’s first appearance to a big finish that stages the apocalyptic climax of the original show as a bonkers showstopper. The mother of reinvention…you should BEG, STEAL, BORROW or even KILL TO SEE."

WhatsOnStage.com "Little Shop of Horrors has never looked quite as exciting or outlandish as it does here in Maria Aberg's dynamic new staging, with inspired, witty designs by Tom Scutt. Lizzi Gee's tense, hyperactive choreography adds to the sense of exhilarating menace The show vibrates with a sort of grim vitality that delights and alarms. There is craziness aplenty in Matt Willis' outrageous, magnetic turn as Audrey's unhinged dentist boyfriend, and in Forbes Masson's money-grabbing flower-shop owner, just one facial tic away from Max Bialystock in The Producers." "THIS IS A HELL OF A SHOW. DO NOT MISS IT"

Gay Times “US drag sensation Vicky Vox as the human-eating, evil plant Audrey II ramps this up to a five-star show. From the sparkling costumes to the faaaaabulous voice and characterisation, this diva (sorry, plant) didn’t come to play. She came to slay! From the numerous chuckles off stage to an entrance that’d make even Mariah Carey envious, the genius casting of Vicky Vox shows exactly why LGBTQ characters on stage need to happen evermore; diverse in storytelling and audiences’ clear lust for something new."

The New European "The first sight of Tom Scutt's set for this production is one of the most impressive visions I've seen anywhere in theatreland this year. FUN AND EPIC ON A DELIRIOUS SCALE."

The Independent "YOU'D BE MAD TO MISS THIS UPLIFTING REVIVAL" "The production looks and sounds terrific and offers a genuinely bracing new vision of this piece - a mad cross between The Day of the Triffids and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Prowling around in fishnets and skin-tight green spandex and growling out orders to “Feed Me!” from glitter-encrusted lips, Vicky Vox is in complete, voluptuous command – a Mephistopheles who effortlessly exudes a filthy diva-style sense of danger. Jemima Rooper brings moments of heart-rending dignity to the ditsy Audrey I. I don’t think that I have heard 'Somewhere That’s Green' sung with such simplicity and yearning."

The Arts Desk "MONSTROUSLY ENTERTAINING" "This revelatory revival from Maria Aberg embraces the work’s B-movie dichotomy: equal parts dark, gory fable and riotous carnival of delights. There’s a perfect balance of tones: subversive horticultural horror with a gentle emotional core. Jemima Rooper’s 'Somewhere That’s Green'…is heart-stopping in its yearning simplicity (and, last night, a real sunset obligingly matched Howard Hudson’s dreamy lighting). Marc Antolin brings a sweet earnestness to Seymour; their romantic duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour', is exquisitely euphoric." "THE FULL-BLOODED, FEEL-GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER"

The Guardian "The defining feature of Maria Aberg’s glitter-ball explosion of a show is how she has encouraged her entire company to perform with presence, swagger and absolute abandon. Matt Willis is a revelation as sadistic dentist Orin, plastered in tattoos and gleaming with malice". "A GLEEFUL CELEBRATION OF CAMP AND COLOUR"

Metro "Vicky Vox seduces and menaces in equal parts, as she patrols the stage and demands to be fed, transforming the action from static street scenes to flamboyant spectacle. The narrators Crystal (Seyi Omooba), Ronnette (Christina Modestou), and Chiffon (Renée Lamb) steal the limelight in nearly every scene." "CAMP, QUIRKY and SINISTER"

Time Out "FIERCE and FABULOUS…American drag queen Vicky Vox stalks the stage in killer heels, rainbow wig and skin-tight sequins, belowing 'Feed Me' in a voice like a Chicago house diva whilst spritzing her bits with plant mister. Tom Scutt’s costumes for the finale of 'Don’t Feed The Plants' have to be seen to be believed."

Evening Standard "TRIUMPHANT - what an ebullient end to a glorious season. Jemima Rooper’s perfect for the part (of Audrey) and makes an appealing pair with Marc Antolin’s loveably unassuming Seymour. For the talented Antolin, this is the breakout performance that he has long been promising."
BroadwayWorld.com "The finale of 'Don't Feed The Plant' is some of the best fun you will see on stage this summer" "A BRIGHT, CAMP and HUGELY ENJOYABLE NIGHT OUT"

The Stage "Maria Aberg’s production is modern, snappy as a Venus flytrap and boasts more than a little bite. It’s Ru Paul’s Drag Race blended with B-movie grotesque. Vicky Vox takes over in full, sequinned glory with her seductive voice and filthy cackle. Vox’s powerhouse vocals and withering glare…from her glittered lips, Audrey II’s famous 'Feed me!' catchphrase becomes wonderfully smutty."

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