HORSFORTH amateur actor Fiona Yeadon has played some great musical roles across West Yorkshire (including the title role in Evita at Guiseley, in Nine to Five at Yeadon, in 42nd Street at Leeds Grand and in Footloose at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. In all these productions she has been partnered by a host of dashing, leading men. But in her latest production, she will be partnered by a giant plant that eats humans!

The show is Little Shop of Horrors – a superb musical spoof, parodying both those 1950s, low budget horror films and, at the same time, the soft, rock all-girl backing groups of the same period. It is part of the new season at Bingley Little Theatre – one of eight productions – and runs at Bingley Arts Centre from Monday, December 6 to Saturday, December 11 with nightly performances at 7.30pm.

Fiona said: “It is certainly a different role to anything I have ever done before. I am used to acting with, and singing to, humans on stage…not a strange exotic plant called after me. I play ‘Audrey’ and the plant is called ‘Audrey 2’. The depiction of the plant is just a work of genius - but I can’t give anything away… it’s a fresh look at this fun show. The songs feature doo-wop tunes, and this semi rock ‘n’ roll-infused show will appeal to audiences of all ages. A great Christmas treat for the whole family from 11 years to 99!”

Fiona trained at the Hylton Bromley School of Dance and has appeared in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. She was a finalist at the Young Merseyside Singer of the Year. Since moving to Leeds from her hometown of Wallasey, Fiona has performed leading roles across West Yorkshire, one of her favourites being ‘Anita’ in West Side Story at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Little Shop of Horrors is directed and choreographed by Ted Oxley-Kirk who has choreographed numerous productions across Aireborough – most recently A Chorus Line and Annie at Guiseley Theatre. Musical director is Ian Sapiro, associate professor of music at Leeds University, whose recent credits include Annie and Sister Act- both at Guiseley.

Tickets for the Bingley Little Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors can be booked online at www.bingleylittletheatre.co.uk or in person at Bingley Arts Centre from 10.00 to 3.45 (Monday to Friday) or by telephone on 01274 567983.