University of Leicester eBulletin

Pre-Christmas Fun in Hit Musical

December 2002

No 265

If the joys of Christmas seem to be getting too much then the University of Leicester Theatre Society has an ideal antidote in the hit musical, Little Shop of Horrors, to be performed from December 10-13, 2002.

This black comedy about a giant man-eating plant that wants to take over the world satirises science fiction, ‘B’ movies and even the Faust legend, whilst creating unforgettable characters like Seymour (the loveable geek), the voice of the plant, Audrey (the full sized Barbie doll with lisp) and the extraordinary Dentist. 

This eccentric display of musical theatre is open to the public, with a special offer to school parties.

To heighten this experience for school students the University of Leicester Theatre welcomes invitations to take a workshop group into schools and colleges before the performance nights. They will reveal production secrets, such as how the giant puppets are actually manipulated, and students can see for themselves the results of hard work and fun in the theatre.

The purchase of 50 student tickets by a school entitles it to a free workshop and free performance tickets for accompanying teachers.   

Due to the guaranteed popularity of this musical, members of the public and school parties alike are urged to book as soon as possible. 

The Little Shop of Horrors will be performed from December 10-13, 2002 at 7.30pm in The Queen’s Hall, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester campus, University Road, Leicester. Tickets are priced at £5 (£3 University of Leicester Theatre members, £4 NUS and concessions) and can be obtained from the University Bookshop, telephone 0116 252 3000.

NOTE TO EDITORS:   For further information please contact Elaine Croft, University of Leicester Theatre Music and Dance Co-ordinator, or Angela Holt, Marketing Officer, email lut@le.ac.uk, telephone 07764 481293.

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