by St. Macartanâ€™s College Transition Year Students
Seymour, who is an orphan and is also a nerd, is taken in by Mr. Mushnik. Mr. Mushnik
is the owner of a run down Florists in the seedy part of town.
It is in this shop that he gives Seymour a job. Seymour has a very big interest in
strange and interesting plants, especially exotic ones.
He spends a lot of time studying them and learning about them. Seymour spends his
time in the shop doing menial tasks such as sweeping the floor, cleaning the shelves,
wiping the windows etc.
He also dreams of the shop assistant, Audrey.
The shop is not doing well at all. It is hugely lacking business and is in danger
of closing down.
One day, just after an eclipse of the Sun, while out and about on the streets, Seymour
discovers a strange plant that appears on a market stall.
He buys it from the seller at the stand and names it Audrey II, after Audrey, the
The plant soon attracts business and publicity for the shop. While caring for Audrey
II, Seymour discovers the plant's rather unique appetite.
The plant grows and grows, as does Seymour's infatuation for Audrey, but the plant
soon begins to control his life. How will Seymour satisfy the plant's needs? How
will he take back control of his life?!