Dynamik Theatre LTD

'Little Shop of horrors' - 2017

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Creative and technical

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

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Cast

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

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Band

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

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*****5 stars***** - stratford herald

'Little shop of horrors' 2017 - review

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' 


Lee Holt

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