Heading to Skid Row: Jemima Rooper and Marc Antolin lead cast of Little Shop of Horrors

26 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Casting announced for Little Shop of Horrors

Suddenly, we have a Seymour! And an Audrey too! Jemima Rooper and Marc Antolin will play the leads in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS this summer at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre. The full cast have now been announced, including American drag queen Vicky Vox...

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced casting for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Directed by Maria Aberg, the production plays 03 August – 15 September.

Marc Antolin and Jemima Rooper play Seymour and Audrey, with Forbes Masson in the role of East Side florist Mr Mushnik. Matt Willis takes the role of sadistic dentist Orin, and the plant, Audrey II, is played by U.S. drag queen Vicky Vox.

Marc Antolin (Seymour) is currently appearing as Marc Chagall in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh / UK / USA Tour) and returns to the Open Air Theatre following appearances in Hello, Dolly! and Into The Woods. Recent credits also include Twelfth Night, Romantics Anonymous (The Globe / Sam Wanamaker); Peter Pan (National Theatre); The Trial (Young Vic); Taken at Midnight (Haymarket / Chichester Festival); Amadeus, Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival); Matilda (RSC / Cambridge Theatre) and the film London Road.

Jemima Rooper (Audrey) recently appeared as Karen Marston in Death in Paradise (BBC); Trauma (ITV); Atlantis (BBC) and Hex (Sky One). Theatre credits include Me and My Girl (Sheffield Crucible -  Best Performance in a Musical nomination, UK Theatre Awards); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre / UK Tour / West End / Broadway - Best Supporting Actress nomination, WhatsOnStage Awards); Blithe Spirit (Gielgud / US Tour); All My Sons (Gielgud - Best Supporting Actress nomination, WhatsOnStage Awards) and The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival). She also appeared in the films Kinky Boots and The Black Dahlia.

The cast also includes Renée LambSeyi Omooba and Christina Modestou as Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette. Completing the cast are: Joe Allen, Josh Baker, Billy Cullum, Julian Hoult, Rosalind James, Bobbie Little, Helen Siveter and Mary Lynn Tiep.

Making her Open Air Theatre debut, Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Maria Aberg.