Broadlands Academy, Keynsham

 

KLOG have been a feature of the Keynsham amateur dramatic scene for many years; providing entertainment through their biannual productions which range from “Songs from the Shows” style performances and a full scale musical each year.
  

This year they present Little Shop of Horrors, the cult musical following the tale of Seymour a down and out florist assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he finds a rare exotic plant with a penchant for blood.  It is a crazy idea for a show, full of fun with some excellent music and a firm favourite with community groups.

  

The small company work hard. Directed by Scott Rogers, Mark Sellick as Seymour is in fine voice. The hapless chap down on his luck and madly in love with Audrey (Sophie Louise Smith) who also works in the flower shop.  This is strong casting. Both sing very well; leading the show with great confidence and charm.

  

Matthew Brock (Mushnik) with Pip Knowles (Dentist) alongside Hannah Blayfield, Sally Finnimore and Joanne Meredith as the “Ronettes” provide support.

 

The key to all productions of this show is the plant, “Audrey II.” The various puppets range from mini seedling to a huge show stealing creation that sprawls the stage. Created by Marc Parrett and The Bath Puppet Workshop, “Audrey II” is a fine sight, when manipulated by Andrew Adams is mobile enough to provide some truly macabre fun.

 

Performances run until Saturday.

 

 

 

Petra Schofield