Little Shop of Horrors sets up at Rednock

Gazette Series: Cade Gillingham as Seymour and Zac Stephens as the Plant in Rednock Schools production of Little Shop of Horrors (5722113) Cade Gillingham as Seymour and Zac Stephens as the Plant in Rednock Schools production of Little Shop of Horrors (5722113)

A HUGE carnivorous plant is threatening to take over Rednock School – but only for three more performances.

Over 40 students have been involved in months of preparation to bring their adaption of the 80s classic Little Shop of Horrors to the school’s stage this week.

The musical comedy features a giant alien plant that has gathered a taste for humans, with sixth former Zachary Stephens both singing and being the puppeteer for the role.

The team have already passed their pilot performance after a dress rehearsal in front of nearby primary schools ensured the pupils were laughing all the way through.

Head of drama Mandy Johnson told the Gazette that, as well as providing entertainment to the public, many of the students were using the show to complete qualifications in performance arts or in technical subjects such as lighting and sound.

“What I am trying to do is double up what they have to do for their qualifications with something fun and something they get something out of,” she said.

“This show is particularly brilliant because there is something about this cast which makes it feel like a family. The bigger ones have been helping the smaller ones out. It is just a really nice cast to work with."

The teacher added those who come to the show will not be left disappointed.

“It is a Rednock team effort as ever,” she said.

“The talent is amazing in this show. It is at a different level this time and the plant is amazing.”

Performances are being held at 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3.50 for concession and are available at the door or by calling 01453 543618.

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