Spectacular Little Shop of Horrors Production

05 March 2020

Students and staff wowed members of the audience with their spectacular adaption of the famous film and musical, Little Shop of Horrors, in Kernewek Hall last month.

The cast of 31 actors, 14 dancers, four band members, and four vocalists, along with the vitally important light and backstage team, were part of four memorable performances over two days, and received a standing ovation following their final show on the closing night. 

Indeed, more than 500 people visited the College to watch the on-stage magic unfold, including 200 local primary school students, who were invited along to witness the first of the four shows on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 February, before three more magnificent performances which took place on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon and evening.

Each of the performances won acclaim from audience members – one parent commented: “It was the best production I’ve seen at the College – I was so impressed! It will be a significant memory in their childhood.” Another parent commented: “Utterly incredible! A massive well done to you all.”

And speaking following the shows, Creative Arts Teacher, Miss Mitchell, reflected on the success of the shows. She said: “The cast was made up of students from Year 7 to 11, and they all acted as professionals both on and off the stage.

“They had been working on the shows since October – attending after-school and half-term rehearsals, and were committed to putting on the very best performances they could for their audience.

“Performances of this kind do not happen without huge drive and commitment from all of the staff and students involved – it takes a lot of things to come together to make a performance really successful. We are very lucky to have so many talented young people here at Penryn College, who have the opportunity to take part in big shows like Little Shop of Horrors because of the support of the staff, senior leaders, the headteacher and governors,” concluded Miss Mitchell.

The College’s next Creative Arts event is the 2020 Spring Concert, which takes place on Tuesday 24 March at 7.00pm. Tickets will be available in the Finance Office from Tuesday 17 March. Students taking part in Work Experience Week will be able to collect tickets from Friday 13 March.