When the Little Shop of Horrors took to the stage 15 years ago it turned out to be more than a fictional love story.
Two members of King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society (KLODS) proved the old adage of life imitating art.
Tracey Robertson and Andrew Cross who started their relationship while taking part in the 1998 show are now married and will be taking part in the latest production of the show next month.
Tracey’s daughter Gail was also in the original show as a seven-year-old cast member.
She is also returning and will be playing her mother’s previous role of Chrystal, one of three narrators who link the comedy love story.
Gail’s fiance Martin Day has also been bitten by the Little Shop bug and will be making his stage debut with KLODS.
All four cast members are currently in rehearsals for the show which runs at Lynn Arts Centre from May 1 to 4.
The show tells the story of the nerdy Seymour Krelborn (Matt Austin) and the beautiful, but ditzy, Audrey (Hayley Dennis) who work at Mushnik’s Flower shop in the slums of Skid Row, New York, in 1960.
A ‘strange and interesting’ plant is named Audrey II by Seymour.
The plant attracts customers to the store and the flower shop is back in the swing of business.
But Audrey II is not all it seems and has a taste for human blood and puts Seymour under huge pressure to find more and more ‘food’ for him.
KLODS was founded 113 years ago and still remains as West Norfolk’s oldest musical society. It has a permanent HQ in a building which is part of the Arts Centre complex.
Tickets for the show are available on 01553 764864.
KLODS has a Facebook page and the group’s Twitter account is @KLODS2012. The group has been performing at the Arts Centre since 1951.