A CULT classic musical is coming to the Barrow stage this summer to bring a much-loved horror comedy to life.

Following on from their successful sell-out run of Shrek the Musical, Abbey Musical Society are bringing a cult classic musical, featuring another green monster, to the Forum stage.

The group will be performing the horror comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors, this July.

Set in 1950’s America, the story follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

For the folk of Skid Row, life is full of dead ends and broken dreams.

But there appears hope on the horizon for one of those social misfits, flower shop assistant Seymour, when he discovers a mysterious new plant with killer instincts and opportunities .

The show stars a huge all-singing, all-dancing and all-eating plant who has a thirst that can’t be quenched.

The musical features a superb score including ‘Skid Row’, ‘Suddenly Seymour’ and ‘Somewhere that’s Green’.

The musical premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had a five-year run.

It later received numerous productions in the US. and abroad, and a subsequent Broadway production. Because of its small cast, it has become popular with community theatre, school and other amateur groups

The musical comes months after Abbey Musical Society performed to sell-out crowds at The Forum after a hugely successful run of Shrek The Musical in March.

Shrek and a whole host of fairy-tale creatures were brought to life on the stage after years in the making.

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Rehearsals first began in September 2019 but the show had to be put on pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nick Collinge, chairman of the society and producer of the show, said the ‘buzz’ backstage was the biggest of any show yet.

The same is hoped of the group’s latest production which will run from Monday July 3 to Wednesday July 6 at The Forum.

Tickets are £13 each and available on The Forum website.