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Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

The cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors has commenced its Australian Tour. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production premiered at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney to rave reviews and will be followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and a newly announced Sydney return season. Check out a first look below!

Produced by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions who brought us the 2014 multi award winning Sweet Charity, this gleefully gruesome musical combines the upbeat, doo wop Motown score, puppet wizardry and a wickedly talented Australian cast. Award-winning creative duo Director Dean Bryant and Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth have once again combined their ingenious minds to bring Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's book and score to life, creating a deviously delicious out-of-this-world musical experience. They have joined forces with master puppet-makers Erth to create a brand new Audrey II for the 21st century.

Brent Hill stars as the unassuming, hapless flower shop worker Seymour Krelborn. Brent most recently starred in the Australian production of Once earning himself a Helpmann Award nomination. Other theatre credits include Jerry's Girls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Rock of Ages. Playing the object of Seymour's affections, Audrey, is multiple-award winner Esther Hannaford, one of Australia's most in demand leading ladies. Esther starred as Ann Darrow in King Kong, Bonnie Mae in Miracle City and received a Helpmann Award for her role as Penny in Hairspray.

The opportunistic shop owner Mr Mushnik, is played by Tyler Coppin (Strictly Ballroom, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) while the role of the demon dentist and Audrey's sadistic boyfriend is acclaimed actor Scott Johnson (Tommy in Jersey Boys). Angelique Cassimatis (The Rocky Horror Show), Josie Lane (Miracle City, Fame) and Chloe Zuel (Legally Blonde) play the three Supreme-esque streetwise urchins while Dash Kruck (Violet) and Kuki Tipoki (Sweet Charity) complete the cast playing in the ensemble.

In addition to director Dean Bryant, choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions have also brought musical director Andrew Worboys, set designer Owen Phillips, costume designer Tim Chappel, and lighting designer Ross Graham to the team for this spine-tingling musical theatre event. Puppet makers Erth are recognised as an innovator of physical and visual theatre both nationally and internationally. They have created visual masterpieces for numerous cultural events and museums inspiring audiences with their unique and dynamic vision.

Little Shop of Horrors originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Schubert Organization.

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Angelique Cassimatis

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Brent Hill & Tyler Coppin

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Brent Hill & Scott Johnson

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Angelique Cassimatis, Josie Lane, Chloe Zuel, Esther Hannaford

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Esther Hannaford

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Esther Hannaford

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Esther Hannaford & Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Esther Hannaford & Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Esther Hannaford & Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Esther Hannaford & Brent Hill

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Tyler Coppin & Brent Hill



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