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Little Shop of Horrors to help celebrate Chester Storyhouse’s second birthday

Chester’s Storyhouse has announced that a new production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical Little Shop of Horrors will run on the main stage from Friday 10 May – Sunday 2 June,.

Following the story of Seymour who stumbles across a new breed of plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires, the show will help celebrate two years of Storyhouse and the celebrations will continue throughout May.

The musical has won the hearts of audiences around the world for over 30 years.


Little Shop of Horrors is the latest show to be produced by Storyhouse and will feature the creative talent of Olivier award winning director and choreographer Stephen Mear whose other work includes Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton and West End’s Mary Poppins with Sir Matthew Bourne.

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creatives behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Little Shop of Horrors is based on a Roger Corman thriller from the 1960’s (which featured a young Jack Nicholson). As a musical it has enthralled audiences since its opening off-Broadway in 1982. The 1986 film adaption had an all-star cast featuring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and Bill Murray.

The show will be the third consecutive ‘Made by Storyhouse’ summer musical and will play on the theatre’s more intimate thrust stage. The production will mark Storyhouse’s second birthday, there will be celebrations throughout the building across the month of May so, make sure you make the journey to Chester to help celebrate!

Tickets go on sale Monday 18 February.

Visit or call 01244 409113 to book.

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