Cronton Sixth Form’s Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts wowed sold out audiences over two nights with their stunning final production of the academic year; Little Shop of Horrors.
Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy musical set in the early 60s, in the rundown neighbourhood of ‘Skid Row’. The story tells of hapless florist shop worker Seymour Krelborn who discovers a rapidly growing alien plant with an appetite for human blood and flesh.
The sold out performance amazed audiences over a two night run, plus two matinee performances for the pupils of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, The Prescot School, The Grange School, Ormiston Chadwick Academy and Wade Deacon High School.
The feedback received from the public has been overwhelming. One member of the audience said “I have been to many of the college’s Performing Arts shows and once again the cast were outstanding and very professional. I was completely absorbed in the performances. Congratulations to everyone involved in this spectacular show.”
Matt Plant, Head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, said “Little Shop of Horrors has been a wonderful example of how the Centre of Excellence thrives on teamwork and ensemble effort. The students surpassed themselves again, but due to the demands of the puppetry, I think this may have raised the standards even higher as so much reliance on one another was necessary.
“This has been a big year for us and our shows, concerts and other performance commitments, coupled with the prospect of our new purpose-built theatre which will be opening in Cronton next year. There is a lot of excitement within the company of students as a whole.”
Little Shop of Horrors Cast:
- Crystal: Jiordan Haddley
- Ronnette: Elsie Gaia
- Mushnik: Tom Fitzpatrick
- Audrey: Beth Lindop
- Seymour: Ritchie Redmond
- Customer: Jess Chaplin
- Orin: Joe Anderson
- Bernstein: Mike Clark
- Snip: Adam Manville
- Luce: Ellie Greaves
- Audrey II: Marcus Cameron
- Audrey 2 Operator: Kate Jary
- Ensemble: Jess Battison, Rebecca Jones, Rhiannon Ratcliffe, Amber Leadbetter, Alicia Henigan, Jess McCarthy, Fay Walden, Georgina Ellams, Emily Snooks, Liam Parry, Sineade Keenan, Lisa Bazley, Caitlin McDougall, Connor Jones.