Whilst crowds of excited spectators found their seats in the grand theatre of Chessington Community College, the young cast of Little Shop Of Horrors applied their makeup, adjusted their costumes and cleared their throats as their final performance loomed.
Pioneered by Drama teacher (and secret superstar Hollywood director) Ms Jennifer Twomey, the group of KS3 and KS4 students took to the stage four times during their sought-after and exclusive tour. When asked why she chose quirky musical Little Shop Of Horrors for the school’s annuals show, Miss Twomey said: “I wanted to do something different, and it’s a play that has a real mix of roles for boys and girls, which was great”! Of course, most might remember the 1986 film adaptation of the play starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, but for those in the Chessington auditorium during those performances, it would be this rendition that they will remember forever.
Joey Langton-King took centre stage as main character Seymour, whilst Rebecca Arnold, Enrique Rubio and Kieron Johnson also featured in this hilarious comedy about a strange plant from outer space that sky-rockets a small business into national acclaim! The budding young actors and actresses had been practising and practising for months in order to nail the songs and dance routines, with the latter being orchestrated by Year 11 student and Head Girl Holly Hackman!
Miss Twomey dubbed the show “a great success” and would like to thank former students Charlotte Bunker, Hope Sapey and Caitlyn Woodley Nash along with Art teacher Miss Sessions for their help on the production. She also added that Simon Smith Florists deserved a big thank you following their donations of flowers.
Written by Cameron Smith & Milly Oliver