Articles on ‘Esther Hannaford’

All the winners at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards

Brent Hill in Little Shop of Horrors, Melbourne 2016. Image by Belinda Strodder

At an upbeat and star-studded ceremony tonight at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced – and we’ve got the full list rounded up and ready to go! 35 awards were presented this year and over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community were there to cheer on friends,… Read more.


Little Shop Open for Business

Little Shop of Horrors - QPAC

Quintessential nice guy Seymour works in a failing florist on skid row. He is hapless, invisible and helplessly in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, until one day he discovers a mysterious plant on the sidewalk. As the plant, named Audrey II, grows and attracts throngs of interested people to the florist, suddenly Seymour’s dreams… Read more.


Chatting with Little Shop’s leading lady Esther Hannaford

Brent Hill (Seymour) and Esther Hannaford (Audrey) | Photo by Jefff Busby

Tinderbox Productions and Luckiest Productions’ Little Shop of Horrors is currently touring the country after a highly acclaimed premiere at the Hayes Theatre in February. This cult classic musical with score by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken has received new life in director Dean Bryant’s vision. Leading lady Esther Hannaford has frequented the Australian stage… Read more.


Melbourne season: Little Shop of Horrors

Esther Hannaford in Little Shop of Horrors, Melbourne 2016. Image by Belinda Strodder

The only down side of the Little Shop of Horrors Melbourne season is that it’s only three weeks. The sci-fi schlock musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (who went onto Disney fame) about a blood-loving plant changing the fate of miserable florist shop workers Seymour and Audrey was inspired by a 1960 film, opened off-Broadway in… Read more.



Little Shop of Horrors: Photo Feature

Brent Hill with Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Melbourne 2016. Image by Belinda Strodder

Little Shop of Horrors, starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, opens in Melbourne tonight for a limited three week run at the Comedy Theatre. Produced by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions and directed by Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth (the team behind the Helpmann Award winning revival of Sweet Charity), this gleefully gruesome musical combines an upbeat,… Read more.


Little Shop of Horrors – Sydney Season

Little Shop of Horrors – Sydney Season

The Hayes Theatre Co has made a name for itself as the hub of musical theatre in Sydney; changing the landscape by bringing high quality, authentic stories with heart and relevance to local audiences. Dean Bryant and his creative team (who previously worked together on the Hayes’ critically acclaimed Sweet Charity) have come together to… Read more.


Brent Hill & Esther Hannaford to star in Little Shop of Horrors national tour

Brent Hill (Seymour) and Esther Hannaford (Audrey) | Photo by Jefff Busby

Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions, the producers of  the 2014 multi award winning Sweet Charity, announced today a national tour of the cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors. The production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in February 2016 followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Directed and Choreographed by award winning duo Dean Bryant… Read more.


Production Company: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nice Work If You Can Get It. Esther Hannaford and Rohan Browne

When a show is cobbled together from songs by a particular band or composer (such as We Will Rock You and Tomfoolery, which feature the songs of Queen and Tom Lehrer respectively), the audience can never be sure what they’re going to get in terms of the story. Will it be a weak plot that… Read more.


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