REVIEW: Market Harborough Musical Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors.

The Urchins and Mushnik, from left, Rachel Compton, Steve Ellis, Katy Scotcher and Charlotte Handy, some of the cast for Market Harborough Musical Theatre's upcoming production, Little Shop of Horrors
The Urchins and Mushnik, from left, Rachel Compton, Steve Ellis, Katy Scotcher and Charlotte Handy, some of the cast for Market Harborough Musical Theatre's upcoming production, Little Shop of Horrors

Review: MHMT’s Little Shop of Horrors at Welland Park Academy’s theatre, Market Harborough, March 26-28.

On Friday, March 27, I was lucky enough to go and see Market Harborough Musical Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors!

It was a high-energy show which all the performers excelled in. The lead role of Seymour (Dylan Atkinson) was played to perfection in what was Dylan’s first lead and he will definitely go far!

He played the role of the down-and-out shop assistant hopelessly in love with his work colleague with such conviction you felt sorry for him and fell in love with him right from the start.

A special mention to the three girls playing the backing vocals of The Ronnettes: Heidi Coleman, Claire Steptoe and Hannah Brown were brilliant and the facial expressions from these girls and their stage presence was out of this world. They played their roles well, specifically Chiffon (Charlotte Handy) whose American accent you could not fault - well done girls.

The voice of Audrey 2 (Eddie Beardsmore) was hypnotic; by far one of the best voices I have heard in this role.

Mushnik (Steve Elis) played his role with such passion and made the audience laugh, Audrey (Ellen Goddard) was brilliant; her voice was squeaky as you would expect but her singing was lovely.

And a very big well done to the operator of Audrey 2 (Duncan Balcon): that is not a easy role to do and he definitely excelled in this.

It was a brilliant production, the only criticism I would have would be the technical side of the show which had a few problems but it was a seamless production overall with fantastic set changes you barely noticed and a fantastic cast.

Well done all.

Review by Vanessa Bowen