The monster hit SHREK THE MUSICAL will play its final dates in London and Salford completing 20 triumphant months of its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Having been seen live on stage by over a million people at Theatre Royal Drury Lane SHREK THE MUSICAL returns to London for two weeks at New Wimbledon Theatre from 20 – 31 January, before making its final outing to The Lowry, Salford from 2 – 20 February.
The UK & Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL is 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. SHREK THE MUSICAL opened at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on Wednesday 23 July 2014 and has since attracted huge audiences and five star reviews, ‘taking ogre’ 25 venues up and down the country.
SHREK THE MUSICAL stars Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, the role he previously played in the West End, Bronté Barbé as damsel in distress ‘Princess Fiona’, Idriss Kargbo as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.
They are joined by a full company of fairy-tale characters including Laura Baldwin, Nikki Bentley, Jennifer Caldwell, Alexander Day, Candace Furbert, Alexandra Grierson, Will Haswell, Keith Henderson, James Lacey, Will Jennings, Iain Mattley, Christina Modestou, Sam Murphy, Amy Oxley, Ryan Reid, Jacqui Sanchez, Jake Small, Oliver Tester, Dawn Williams and Kevin Yates.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, originally directed 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 is 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.
Wednesday 20 January 2016 – Sunday 31 January 2016
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/wimbledon
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Tuesday 2 February 2016 – Saturday 20 February 2016
THE LOWRY, SALFORD www.thelowry.com
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Photo: Helen Maybanks