Howard Ashman stated that Little Shop of Horrors was to be read as "a cautionary tale, a fable which says that if you do these things, this will happen." But just as Marlowe’s Faust allowed the student to escape with his soul intact, Little Shop of Horrors as released demonstrates that murder is acceptable, even rewarded, if you’re not too bright and you’ve done it all for love.
you've got no alternative, Seymour old boy
though it means you'll be broke again and unemployed
it's the only solution, it can't be avoided
the vegetable must be destroyed!
My dad was stage manager on the show and has kept this video for many years as a reminder of happy days in Londons West End.
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