The Canberra Times
Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Audience devours a spoof with bite

By Peter Wilkins
Updated April 19 2018 - 7:58am, first published October 21 2013 - 3:00am

On first impressions a musical about a flesh-eating plant with a penchant for blood may not be to everybody's taste. Judging by the opening night audience's reactions to Canberra Philharmonic's production of Little Shop of Horrors, they devoured every tasty morsel of director, Ron Dowd's edgy and spicy staging of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's tongue-in-cheek spoof on B Grade horror movies and sugary musicals.

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