Little Shop of Horrors is comin’ down the street for you!

Hull Truck Theatre invites you this summer to feed the need for musical hilarity with the devilishly delicious sci-fi smash hit musical that is Little Shop of Horrors, the show that has devoured the hearts of audiences around the globe and now comes to Hull. Presented in partnership with New Wolsey Theatre, Theatre by the Lake and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

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Downtown on Skid Row, weedy flower shop assistant Seymour is down on his luck until he stumbles across a mysterious new plant with killer potential. Fame and fortune follow but will this win the attention of the girl of his dreams, or will the insatiable appetite of his carnivorous plant get out of control? Come and find out how the story ends! The production will be on the main stage at Hull Truck Theatre between Wednesday 22 May – Saturday 8 June 2024.

The mean green monster musical has been directed by the Octagon’s Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham, with a stellar company of 9 actors including several talented actor-musicians make up the cast for this devilishly delicious sci-fi smash-hit. Laura Jane Matthewson (Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and US tour, winner of Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Emerging Talent for Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse) and Oliver Mawdsley (Boys from the Blackstuff, Stockroom and Liverpool Royal Court, The Comedy of Errors (More or Less), Stephen Joseph Theatre and Shakespeare North Playhouse) will play Audrey and Seymour respectively.

The man-eating plant, Audrey II, will be voiced by Anton Stephans (Tarrantino Live, Riverside Studios, Fishermans Friends, UK tour).

Lotte Wakeham, Director on Little Shop of Horrors, said: “We have been wanting to stage this production for several years now, and jumped at the chance when the rights became available. It has such an iconic score with memorable and brilliantly feel-good songs, and to stage the show with a company of immensely talented actor-musicians performing all the music live on stage will sound absolutely incredible.”

Completing the cast is Matthew Ganley (One Man, Two Guvnors, Oliver Twist) as Orin; Matthew Heywood (The Book Thief, Zorro) as Derelict; Janna May (The Museum of Marvellous Things, Dick Whittington and his Cat) as Chiffon; Zweyla Mitchell Dos Santos (The Hypochondriac, Alice in Wonderland) as Crystal; Chardai Shaw (Protest, Poetry, Peace and Song, The Little Mermaid) as Ronnette; and Andrew Whitehead (A Christmas Carol, The Book Thief) as Mr Mushnik.

Press for ‘There Ought To Be Clowns’, said: “This charming production of Little Shop of Horrors bathes in warm nostalgia but still has some bite! Whether you can mouth along to pretty much every song (like me), or this would be your first visit to Mushnik and Son, it is an entertaining take on a genuinely classic musical.”

Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors are available now via or by calling the Box Office on 01482 323638. Recommended age guidance: 11+. A variety of access performances are also available.