Students bring Little Shop of Horrors to life


The popular story of a talking plant with a taste for blood will be brought to life by Bundaberg State High School students when The Little Shop of Horrors musical is showcased soon.

Staff and students have been putting countless hours of their own time into rehearsing and organising the musical, which takes to the stage for two shows only next month.

Year 12 student Dustin Budda-Deen plays one of the main characters, Orin the dentist, and said the story that unfolds on stage is one that will give audiences plenty of laughs and gasps.

“It takes place in a small town where Seymour, the main character, finds a plant,” he said.

“It brings him good luck but the plant is dying so Seymour has to find out a way to keep it alive.

Bundaberg State High School students rehearse for their Little Shop of Horrors performance.
Bundaberg State High School students rehearse for their Little Shop of Horrors performance.

“That's when he figures out the plant needs blood… it eventually gets to the point where the plant starts talking.”

Dustin said the dark comedy provided plenty of humour and students had been working around the clock to fine-tune the musical.

“I like it, it's good fun,” he said.

“We have put a lot of work into this.”

Voiceover of Little Shop of Horrors plant

Year 12 student Jackson World features heavily in the play but you won't see him in the flesh.

Instead, Jackson's deep voice will echo throughout the school hall for his role as the murderous plant.

Little Shop of Horrors
The talking plant with a thirst for blood.

“It's a fairly fun role to do, it's not serious and you can have a bit of fun with it,” he said.”

“The play is all coming together slowly but surely and I think it is all going to turn out really well.”

Tickets on sale

Tickets are now available for Bundaberg State High School's Little Shop of Horrors musical.

Shows will be held at the school hall on Friday, 7 June and Saturday, 8 of June at 7pm.

All tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the school's cashier.