THERE are only a few hours before The Conquest Theatre’s long-awaited opening of its first musical, Little Shop of Horrors, after a two-year hiatus.

After a challenging 18 months for the arts, the volunteer-run charity theatre in Bromyard is making the final touches to the sci-fi horror musical Little Shop Of Horrors which runs from Tuesday to Saturday, October 19-23.

With only six performances, this musical is a must-see with a live band playing an electric soundtrack, and a story which is brought to life by a raft of talented actors and backstage crew.

Rebecca Cook is directing the show, and she said it is great to be back in the theatre doing what she loves, and the atmosphere in rehearsals has been brilliant.

“There is such a buzz and energy in every rehearsal which we definitely missed during the pandemic,” said Becky, who brought the killer-hit Chicago to Bromyard in 2019 – the theatre’s last musical before coronavirus hit the UK.




“I think since the pandemic, all of us value and make the most of every rehearsal even more. There are always plenty of laughs, smiles – as well as a bit of silliness!”

She said everyone should see Little Shop of Horrors as it has a brilliant live band as well as a super talented cast.

“The team has worked extremely hard to bring to life a fantastic love story... with a twist,” she added.

“As well as an amazing cast, we have a dedicated backstage crew who we could not do this production without.”

The Conquest Theatre has also recently invested in its auditorium at its Tenbury Road venue, installing new seating, to improve its visitor experience.

Performances start at 7.30pm, with a 2pm matinee on the Saturday.

Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are priced £15 and can be bought online via the theatre’s website,