Saturday 8th October 2016. A change of venue tonight, I’m at the New Theatre, Cardiff for a performance of the Little Shop of Horrors. Another show I have not seen, not even the film, so this is another opportunity to view a new musical, to add to my growing list of shows I have seen over the past few years.
One of the main stars of this musical is Rhydian. Having seen this amazing singer twice before, I know I’m not going to be disappointed. He has such an amazing voice, so powerful, and a real joy to listen. A privilege to hear another fabulous performer at this beautiful little theatre.
When you enter the auditorium the first thing that hits you is the amazing set on stage,and during the show it has that wow factor throughout. I have to admit this is one of the best sets I’ve seen and adds some feeling to the whole show.
From the start the singing from all the cast is just brilliant. Great songs sung to perfection. And wow what a fabulous musical this is, really surprised me, another show that took my breath away, I just want to see this again and again.
The roles of Seymour and Audrey were brilliantly played and sung superbly. The three girls singing fabulous harmonies and Rhydian with 4 different characters including the dentist were just sublime. And of course Audrey 2, great voice and amazing puppetry coming to life in front and of your very eyes. (Couldn’t get a programme,sold out, so unable to name the cast, but they were just awesome.where they find these fantastic singers from is beyond my comprehension, but show after show they find new and extraordinary talent, thank god for the British theatre and its many creations).
I have to mention the onstage band snuggled in a little side Shop, just off stage. These few guys played their hearts out and were just so good, magnificent in fact.
To sum up I thoroughly enjoyed this truly fantastic musical and wish I could have seen this it much more than I did. Once is never enough for me, these days. I’ve learnt my lesson, need more great shows like this one. I will definitely be back to watch the next time around, can’t wait.