Little Shop of Horrors returns with Rhydian – 2016 Tour Announced!

Hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back, and X Factor favourite Rhydian is the first cast member to be announced, playing the role of “The Dentist”.

Sell A Door Theatre Company are bringing everyone’s favourite carnivorous plant to Bournemouth, Llandudno, Wimbledon, Belfast, Woking, Aylesbury, Lichfield, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bridlington, Cheltenham, Coventry, Manchester, Glasgow and Blackpool as part of a major new UK Tour.

The tour kicks off at Bournemouth Pavilion on 4 August.

A charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the shop assistant he’s secretly in love with. ButAudrey Two has a mind of its own, and soon grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore with an appetite that can’t be satisfied. Seymour must keep the meals coming to stop his prized plant from wilting, but how far is he willing to go to get the girl of his dreams?

Rhydian will play sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello. Rhydian rose to fame as a runaway success on ITV’s X Factor and has sold in excess of a million albums worldwide. He has released 6 albums and duetted and performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Michael Bublé, Taylor Swift, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion and Nicole Scherzinger. Rhydian’s many theatre credits include Grease, We Will Rock You, The War Of The Worlds, Jesus Christ Superstar and the 40th Anniversary Tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Rhydian has just completed his third solo UK tour and is a Classical Brit Award nominee.

Rhydian says;
“To be a part of this iconic show playing such a fantastic role is going to be the reason I get up in the morning. It promises to be momentous! I’m going to enjoy every second.”

Little Shop of Horrors originally opened Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway later that year, where it ran for five years and won numerous awards including the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. It opened in the West End the following year, and in 1986 was adapted into the now iconic cult film starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin. Other notable stage productions include the 2006 London revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End, starring Sheridan Smith as Audrey.

 

We’re huge Little Shop of Horrors fans, so we are really looking forward to seeing this in September.

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Rob Stanway is the Editor of At The Theatre. He has reviewed the UK's best touring and west end theatre for over 10 years.

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