Little Shop of Horrors | The Helix
Words: Caroline Foran
As a former DCU student and avid fan of the college's productions, it comes with great joy to congratulate the University on celebrating 21 years of student musicals. Marking the special occassion, DCU Drama invite you to the premiere of Little Shop of Horrors which will run opens on April 19th at university venue, The Helix.
Running for three nights until April 21st, all profits taken from Little Shop of Horrors will be donated to the Bee For Battens charity – raising awareness for and supporting those affected by Battens disease. Those of you who followed the deeply moving story of the Heffernan family who appeared last year on The Late Late Show will appreciate this extremely important cause. Looking forward to the event, despite the passing of his 5 year old Saoirse earlier this year, Tony Heffernan of Bees for Battens said "DCU Drama have been hugely generous with their talents over the past year. Being part of Little Shop of Horrors means heightening awareness of Battens disease among parents who want to know, on a practical level, how they can best help their child if diagnosed".
Based on the 1960 classic comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, the show tells the story of a florist, a social pariah who finds fame and romance through the help of a giant, man-eating plant that demands to be fed in exchange.
DCU's production of the show is directed by AIMS winners Emma Jane Reilly and accredited musical director Kevin Walshe. The Little Shop of Horror's full-student cast is made up of members of the DCU Drama Society. Chairperson of DCU Drama Emma Wall said, "We are so excited about this year's production. DCU Drama produced Little Shop in 2004 with minimal resources which motivated us to make this year’s show a high-end production, suitable for all ages and a contender for the AIMS annual Musical Theatre awards".
Tickets are €10 for students & €15 for adults and are available now from The Helix box office or online at The Helix website.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Wednesday 18th April 2012 | Theatre
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