Artistic Director / Choreographer / Producer - Jamie Poxon
Musical Director - Paul Timms
Technical Co-ordinator / Lighting Designer - Jake Taylor
Production Electrician - Harry Guest
Sound Engineer / Rehearsal Stage Manager - Susan Hope
Deputy Stage Manager - Maddy Wade
Assistant Stage Manager / Scenic Art - Matt O'Reilly
Assistant Stage Manager / Scenic Art - Scoobe Karlinksi
Head of Wardrobe - Caitlin Rice-Jones
Wardrobe and backstage assistant - Katherine Harper
Make-up and backstage assistant - Rosie Harper
Technical Support - Chris Hepburn
Technical Support - Luca Monaco
Technical Support - Connor Kingslake
Seymour - George Sothcott
Audrey - Jericho Taylor
Ronnette - Georgie Wood
Crystal - Katy Reynard
Chiffon - Tany Cleary
Mushnik - Michael Day
Audrey 2 - Alex Earle
Dentist - Josh Harper
Puppeteer / Ensemble - Chloe Purdue
Musical Director / Keys 1 - Paul Timms
Guitar - Jaren Cannon
Bass - Tom Edkins
Drums - Dan Doyle
Percussion - Matt Townsend
Reed 1 - Alex Morgan
Reed 2 - Imogen Waters
Reed 3 - Jess Wheeler
Reed 4 - Ben Swann
Trumpet - Sam Ward
Last week saw Dynamik Theatre take to the stage in the Bear Pit Theatre for their production of Little Shop of Horrors.
The show was opened by Georgie Wood, Katy Reynard and Tany Cleary playing the roles of 3 young ladies who were a consisted and welcomed presence throughout the show; their obvious energy and perfect harmonies made the opening title number thoroughly enjoyable and set the pace.
The theatre itself housed a meticulous and creatively built set that paved the way to the true authenticity of Skid Row; the centre piece being the shop itself, Mushnik Florists. The owner, Mushnik, Played plausibly by Michael Day, cares for riches, success and little else. He spends his days expelling his bad moods upon the delicate and vulnerable characters, Seymour and Audrey, undertaken by George Sothcott and Jericho Taylor respectively. All seems lost until Seymour presents his newfound creation, Audrey II, aptly named after the co-worker he is fervently in love with. The exotic and rather strange plant immediately attracts world-wide attention and gains much renown for the little shop; though the dark secret of its true 'diet' was a burden for Seymour alone to bear!
All aspects of the show continued to dazzle the audience throughout, though it must be said that at the centre of that awe was George and Jericho in their character roles; you were routing for them from the start and felt every emotion they were experiencing. Another person worthy of note is Josh Harper who played the arrogant, sadistic dentist and boyfriend of Audrey; viewers hated him for his cruel personality, but also loved him for his infinite flare and charisma! The climatic moment of the show, however, was the duet of Suddenly Seymour; again, George and Jericho exceeded here and their voices combined were both powerful and beautiful.
The entire show was created and directed with obvious passion and talent, full credit to Jamie Poxon and his whole team; especially the orchestra who quite rightly appeared at the end for their bow.
Dynamik Theatre produced a spectacle; a true testament to creativity considering the lack of space in such a small performance area. 'A Little Shop of Horrors' swiftly became 'A Little Theatre of Wonders'
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