Shrek the Musical to trek all ogre the UK on a new tour

Shrek UK Tour

Believe all ‘ogre’ again! SHREK THE MUSICAL® today announces casting for the major nationwide tour. Following the unprecedented success of the first UK and Ireland tour, the original production team reunites to bring the hit musical to a swamp near you. Opening at Edinburgh Playhouse for the festive season this year from 12 December, the production will then tour throughout the country in 2018.

Leading the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’ will be Steffan Harri,having previously starred in the original UK tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL®, and Call the Midwife star Laura Main as ‘Princess Fiona’. Due to filming commitments Laura will be performing at selected venues throughout the tour, with full list of dates below*. Also joining the cast will be Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’. Further casting to be announced.

The company of fairy-tale characters will include Adam Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Michael Carolan, Joseph Dockree, Will Hawksworth, Sarah-Louise JonesReece KerridgeThomas Lee KiddAmy Oxley,Jemma Revell, Lucinda Shaw, Sam Stones, Adam Taylor, Jennifer Tierney, Sophie Wallis, Francesca Williams, Laura Wilson and Kevin Yates.

Opening at Edinburgh Playhouse for the Christmas 2017/18 season from 12 December to 7 January, the production will then tour to Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Stoke, Blackpool, Woking, Liverpool, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno and Leeds, plus newly added venues in Norwich, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Plymouth and Southampton.

As previously announced, Nigel Harman will return as director, having made his directorial debut on the first ever tour. Since then Nigel has gone on to directLunch & The Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios) and will direct Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish The Musical (The Other Palace) this autumn. Best known for his stage and television work, Nigel originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

*Laura Main is scheduled to play at the following venues; Edinburgh, Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Woking, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Southampton and Leeds. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

Shrek Tour Dates

Tuesday 12 December 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh
0844 871 3014

Tuesday 16 January – Sunday 28 January 2018
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
www.atgtickets.com/manchester
0844 871 3019

Wednesday 31 January – Sunday 11 February 2018
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE
www.atgtickets.com/sunderland
0844 871 3022

Wednesday 14 February – Sunday 25 February 2018
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM 
www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
0844 871 3011

Wednesday 28 February – Sunday 11 March 2018
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
01224 641 122

Wednesday 14 March – Sunday 25 March, 2018
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
01604 624 811

Wednesday 28 March – Sunday 8 April 2018
SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE 
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
0114 249 6000

Tuesday 10 April – Sunday 22 April 2018
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF 
www.wmc.org.uk
029 2063 6464

Wednesday 2 May – Sunday 13 May 2018
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE
www.atgtickets.com/stoke
0844 871 7649

Tuesday 15 May – Sunday 27 May 2018
BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS THEATRE
www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
0844 856 1111

Wednesday 30 May – Sunday 10 June 2018
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING 
www.atgtickets.com/woking
0844 871 7645

Tuesday 12 June – Sunday 24 June 2018
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE 
www.atgtickets.com/liverpool
0844 871 3017

Tuesday 26 June – Sunday 8 July 2018                    *On Sale 25 September
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
01603 630000

Wednesday 11 July – Sunday 22 July 2018
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
www.marlowetheatre.com
01227 787787

Wednesday 25 July – Sunday 5 August 2018
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
0844 871 7652

Wednesday 8 August – Sunday 19 August 2018
THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME
www.atgtickets.com/bristol
0844 871 3012

Tuesday 21 August – Sunday 2 September 2018
VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
www.venuecymru.co.uk
01492 872000

Tuesday 11 September – Sunday 23 September 2018
THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM
www.trch.co.uk
0115 989 5555

Tuesday 9 October – Sunday 21 October 2018
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE
www.goh.co.uk
02890 241 919

Tuesday 23 October to Sunday 4 November 2018    *On Sale 27 October
DUBLIN BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE 
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
ROI : 0818 719 377 / UK & NI : 0844 847 2455

Tuesday 13 November – Saturday 24 November 2018
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
www.theatreroyal.com
01752 267222

Tuesday 27 November – Saturday 8 December 2018
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
www.mayflower.org.uk
02380 711811

Tuesday 18 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
0844 848 2700
FURTHER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED