Shrek UK Tour Cast Announced
February 5, 2014  //  By:   //  News, UK Tours  //  Comments are off

Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will star Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, the role he previously played in the West End, Faye Brookes as damsel in distress ‘Princess Fiona’, Idriss Kargbo as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.

They will be joined by a full company of fairy-tale characters including Bronté Barbé, Nikki Bentley, Jennifer Caldwell, Candace Furbert, Steffan Harri, Will Haswell, James Lacey, Mia Lincoln, Neil Moors, Jenny O’Leary, Georgina Parkinson, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Ryan Reid, Leo Roberts, Jacqui Sanchez, Oliver Tester and Kerry Winter.

As previously announced, the UK and Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will be directed by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the west end production, winning him the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. It will open at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on Wednesday 23rd July, and will then visit Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Milton Keynes with further venues still to be announced.

SHREK THE MUSICAL®, originally directed (in the west end) by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Academy Award®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film.

SHREK THE MUSICAL® opened on Broadway in 2008 before touring to nearly 150 cities in the USA and Canada. Productions of SHREK THE MUSICAL® have played in Spain, Poland, France, Malaysia, China, Brazil, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Estonia, Israel and Turkey. The UK and Ireland tour will be presented by Dreamworks Theatricals, Neal Street Productions, Playful Productions, Lee Menzies, Ron Kastner, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Saracen Films, Mark Cartwright, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Wednesday 23 July 2014 – Sunday 17 August 2014
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
0844 848 2700

Tuesday 19 August 2014 – Sunday 7 September 2014
BRISTOL HIPPODROME
www.atgtickets.com/bristol
0844 871 3012

Wednesday 10 September 2014 – Sunday 28 September 2014
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
www.trch.co.uk
0115 989 5555

Wednesday 8 October 2014 – Sunday 19 October 2014
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE
www.goh.co.uk
02890 241919

Tuesday 21 October 2014 – Sunday 9 November 2014
BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
00 353 (0) 818 719 377

Wednesday 12 November 2014 – Sunday 23 November 2014
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
www.atgtickets.com/oxford
0844 871 3020

Tuesday 2 December 2014 – Sunday 11 January 2015
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
www.atgtickets.com/manchester
0844 871 3019

Wednesday 21 January 2015 – Sunday 8 February 2015
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
01224 641 122

Wednesday 11 February 2015 – Sunday 1 March 2015
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
www.marlowetheatre.com
01227 787 787

Wednesday 11 March 2015 – Sunday 29 March 2015
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
www.theatreroyal.co.uk
0844 811 2121

Wednesday 29 April 2015 – Sunday 17 May 2015
KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOW
www.atgtickets.com/glasgow
0844 871 7648

Wednesday 27 May 2015 – Sunday 7 June 2015
LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
0114 249 6000

Wednesday 8 July 2015 – Sunday 26 July 2015
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
www.mayflower.org.uk
02380 711 811

Wednesday 19 August – Sunday 6 September 2015
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
www.atgtickets.com/milton-keynes-theatre
0844 871 7652

Further venues to be announced…