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First came Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, swiftly followed by Paul Rudd and Peter Dinklage. Now the latest in a long line of stars from the entertainment industry, Audrey II, has arrived to spend time in Donegal.
Famous for his role as the raunchy flesh eating plant from ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, Audrey II has spent the last 4 weeks in rehearsal for his lead role in Donegal’s first production of the Broadway favourite this week at The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey.
Speaking at rehearsal Audrey II said, “The schedule has been pretty intensive but I made the most of it and sampled the best of what Donegal has to offer”.
Audrey II’s family are rumoured to have ‘roots’ in Donegal and he intends to do some research and meet up with some long lost relatives while he’s here. He’s already sampled his first pint of Guinness and other plans include scaling Mount Errigal and taking in a Donegal GAA match. Keep your eyes peeled for Audrey and his exploits in the coming weeks!
A major Hollywood star, Audrey II was first catapulted to fame in the 1980s with the original Broadway stage production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ which ran for over 5 years. He was then signed up to appear in the film version alongside the likes of Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Fans of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ will know that Audrey II is the man-eating plant grown by Seymour, the hapless employee of a Skid Row florist in the darkly comic musical. Originally a 1960 Roger Corman film, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ was transformed into a rock ‘n’ roll stage musical in the 1980s before being made into a 1986 film.
Audrey II is staying in the Archway Suite at The Villa Rose Hotel for the duration of his visit and says the staff there have been most welcoming. The hotel is also next door to McConnell’s Butchers which is ideal for a flesh eating plant!
You can follow Audrey’s exploits with pictures posted on the Balor Arts Facebook Page ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Balor-Arts-Centre/106204429695 ) or on Twitter using the hashtag #wheresaudrey
You can see Audrey II in his starring role in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey until Sunday, August 10th at 8.00pm nightly. You can ring (074) 91 31 840 or log onto http://www.balorartscentre.com for details.
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