Universally recognised as one of the all-time great comedy musicals, Little Shop of Horrors is coming to Siamsa Tire Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday, March 21st to 24th. Presented by the multi-award-winning Light Opera Society of Tralee (LOST), the show is again directed by up-and-coming young director Grainne O’ Carroll, choreographed by Katrina Galvin and musically directed by Aidan O’ Carroll and Anna Connolly. As with our previous LOST shows – Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera, EVITA and West Side Story – this is a fully-staged production with live orchestra and a cast of twenty multi-talented performers.
The show which premiered off Broadway in 1982 tells the story of a mysterious, talking carnivorous plant (named Audrey II) with an insatiable appetite which devours everything in sight including, eventually, the entire cast – a sort of Horrible Histories meets Roald Dahl. The infectious music, composed by Alan Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, “Skid Row (Downtown)”, “Somewhere That’s Green”, and “Suddenly, Seymour”. Menken later became known to generations of children as the composer of Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas.
Leading the cast is well-known Killarney-based entertainer and music-theatre artist Jack Patrick Healy who plays the bumbling but sincere Seymour, shop assistant in Mushnik’s Florist Shop on New York’s Skid Row. Mushnik is played by respected poet, broadcaster and former primary school teacher Sean Lyons. Mounthawk students Sarah Cleary and former Mounthawk student Clodagh Harrington play Audrey, the object of Seymour’s affections, and Sean McElligott is the voice of Audrey II while Marcus Nolan who attends the Green C.B.S. plays the mad Dentist Orin.
Booking is now open at Siamsa Tire box office on
066-7123055. Tickets can also be booked at