Full casting has been announced today for Little Shop Of Horrors, which will embark on a UK tour beginning in Bournemouth from August. Sam Lupton (Wicked) joins the previously announced X Factor star Rhydian Roberts, who will play sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello. Lupton will star as Seymour alongside Stephanie Clift (Mamma Mia!) as Audrey.
Paul Kissaun (Calamity Jane) plays Mushnik, Sasha Latoya (Rent) as Crystal, Vanessa Fisher (Hairspray) as Chiffon, Cassie Clare (Cats) as Ronnette and Josh Wilmott (Spamalot) as Audrey II. The cast also includes Phil Adele, Stephanie McConville and Neil Nicholas.
The '50s musical sci-fi spoof has a book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken and is based on the film by Roger Corman with a screenplay by Charles Griffith. Down and out florist assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. Secretly in love with his colleague Audrey he names the plant Audrey II in her honour.
Produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company, the tour will be directed by Tara Wilkinson, with choreography by Matthew Cole and musical supervision from Mark Crossland.