Preview: Little Shop of Horrors, Easington Social Welfare Centre, until tomorrow

Maldo Productions preparing for their forthcoming show, Little Shop of Horrors at Easington Social Welfare club.
Maldo Productions preparing for their forthcoming show, Little Shop of Horrors at Easington Social Welfare club.
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A GIANT blood-drinking plant is proving a hit in Easington.

Members of MalDo Productions are staging Little Shop of Horrors at Easington Social Welfare Centre until tomorrow.

The rock musical tells the tale of a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood.

The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman.

The music, which is in the style of early 1960s rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes toe-tappers such as the title song, Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere That’s Green, and Suddenly, Seymour.

Wayne Malcolm plays the lead role of Seymour and is being backed up by an enthusiastic cast.

Sarah Taylor, publicity officer for Maldo Productions, said: “It’s a show that our director knows really well and it’s a really popular show. We’ve been rehearsing since June and the cast have been really enthusiastic.

“Even family members have got involved with making props.”

Bosses at Easington Social Welfare Centre have been so impressed with MalDo Productions, whose cast range from 12-years-old to budding actors in their early 20s, that they’ve asked the amateur company to do its pantomime.

Sarah said: “They have a pantomime every year and usually have a professional company come in to do it, but this year they’ve asked us.

“We’re going to do Robin Hood and we’re really excited by the opportunity.”

For tickets to Little Shop of Horrors, priced from £6, contact Catherine Blakelock on 07723 302 561.