Q&A: Maria Aberg

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The Stage newspaper recently caught up with Little Shop director Maria Aberg, and quick-fired some Q&As about her career and influences.

What was your first non-theatre job?
Working for my dad’s business, which made shop fittings for stores such as H&M. My sister, my brother and I used to spend the summer welding bits of Perspex together in the factory. It was cool.

What was your first professional theatre job?
Literary assistant at the Royal Court.

What’s your next job?
A big project for the Royal Shakespeare Company that will culminate in 2020. I’m not allowed to talk about it yet because it hasn’t been announced.

What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
Dominic Cooke came in to talk to the directors on the course at the National Theatre, and he said: “Don’t worry about the career,

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Little Shop Trailer

In case you don’t know what you’re missing…then this is what you’re missing!

“This production is like you’ve never seen it before” The Times

“A joyous, sweetly subversive romp in a magical horticultural setting” The Sunday Times

 “It’ll be hard to find a production of this classic musical that will ever delight and amaze as much as this one” A Younger Theatre

“Riotously fun…a surefire contender for bags of awards come the end of the year” CityAm

 “What Bob Flowerdew would make of it is anyone’s guess” Daily Express


Extended run until 22 September

Vicky Vox and Marc Antolin as Audrey II and Seymour. Photo Johan Persson

It’s confirmed, Little Shop of Horrors has extended its run to 22 September.

“You should beg, steal, borrow or even kill to see.” Attitude

Since 2009 the reinvigorated venue has won the Olivier Award four times for Best Musical Revival with Hello Dolly!, Into The Woods, Crazy For You and last year’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Their latest triumph deserves a shot at a fifth.” Daily Express

“This is a hell of a show…do not miss it.” WhatsOnStage

For tickets visit openairtheatre.com/littleshopofhorrors.

Strange and Interesting questions for the cast

Official London Theatre met Marc Antolin, Forbes Masson, Jemima Rooper, Matt Willis and Vicky Vox, and posed questions like “what would the sequel be called”, “where’s your ‘Somewhere That’s Green’” and “what emoji would best describe the show”. Warning: these interviews with make you LOL!

The Reviews are in

Renée Lamb, Christina Modestou and Seyi Omooba as Chiffon, Ronnette and Crystal. Photo Johan Persson

The first reviews are in, and it’s official….Little Shop of Horrors is a hit!

★★★★★ “gloriously succulent and deliciously sinister; exuberantly excessive, and as thrillingly, dangerously seductive as a beribboned bouquet of triffids.” The Times

★★★★★ “Inventive sets, wild costumes and a predatory drag-queen flower: what more do you want? Matt Willis is nothing short of stupendous” Financial Times

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