It’s the kind of plot you try not to pitch to someone before they go see it.
It’s kind of about, this plant who, wants to take over the world. And dentists on laughing gas. And domestic violence. And also it’s a musical.
So I leave it as vague as possible to ensure they were surprised and hopefully delighted. I take a close friend and my partner along to The Royal Exchange, a little fearful that the fact it was two thirds of the way through the two month run, everything would feel a little lethargic but how wrong I was.
Full of life, laughs and a pitch perfect cast, LSOH succeeded all expectations and consumed the tiny theatre space, creating depth in their simple scene changes and colourful props. A clear favourite was Price’s belting Suddenly Seymour, and Scrivello’s rendition of Dentist!, exuding a brilliant mix of horror, sex appeal and rock god confidence.
Not for the faint hearted, this show is all about the weird, the wonderful and a celebrating of outcasts. A must-see before it leaves on January 31st for new and existing fans of the 1980’s cult hit.
(Even better if you’re a student or under 26; I got my ticket for £6. No excuses!)