Man-eating plant takes over college

hemsworth students prepare for thier next production, Little Shop of Horrors.'L to R) Tyler Morrell, Sam Wilkinson, Shannon Miller, Hattie Wardle, pictured with Audrey the man eating plant.'h4584a109
hemsworth students prepare for thier next production, Little Shop of Horrors.'L to R) Tyler Morrell, Sam Wilkinson, Shannon Miller, Hattie Wardle, pictured with Audrey the man eating plant.'h4584a109
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A MAN-EATING plant has invaded Hemsworth as part of a college project.

Students from Hemsworth Arts and Community College spent three days making several Audrey plants to use in an upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors, which is about a florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood.

The young people worked with Faceless Theatre Company to produce varying sizes of Audrey, which grows as it eats a number of people throughout the play.

Year 7 students also joined in the fun by making leaves in their art classes. Around 60 students were involved in the making of the plants, which are now on display in college.

Assistant principal Stephen Foster said: “The kids had a great time making the plants. Because these props were so important to the play we decided to commission Faceless. The students learned many different skills, from weaving willow to make the structure and then covering it in foam and muslin cloth to painting it and making leaves.”

The performances take place between Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24, at 7pm. Tickets are now available and cost £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and £8 for a family ticket. To book, call 01977 624220.