We meet Seymour (Ollie Harper), the downtrodden, deadbeat lost soul who works day in, day out at Mr Mushnik’s (Jack Higgins) flower shop. Harper was perfect for this role, displaying star quality from the outset. He understood the character and with an outstanding voice, Seymour was anything but a shrinking violet. Higgins as Mr Mushnik was able to bring a sprinkling of comedy to the role of a man waiting for the day that his luck changed and the till started ringing. Another performer who looked extremely comfortable on stage.
Seymour’s love interest Audrey is played by Annabel Pilcher. Throughout the show Pilcher oozed star quality, portraying the vulnerable and soft-spoken character to a tee. Every note she sang was perfect, especially during ‘Somewhere That’s Green’ which is a real story telling song. She was able to act through the music brilliantly bringing lots of light and shade. Along with probably one of my favourite musical theatre duets of all time ‘Suddenly Seymour’, Pilcher and Harper provided one of the many goosebump moments throughout the show.