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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

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Shrek the Musical

Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End hit Shrek the Musical is a fun-filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrek-tackular’ score.

Featuring the beloved Princess Fiona, the evil Lord Farquaad, a host of magical fairy-tale characters and fabulous songs including the smash hit ‘I’m a believer, Shrek the Musical is a ‘musical extravaganza for big kids and little kids alike’.

Come join the adventure as Shrek and Donkey endeavour to complete their quest, finding unexpected friendships and surprising romance along the way.

A perfect night out for the young, and the young at heart, the award-winning Shrek the Musical is guaranteed fun for all ages and will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing all the way home.

The producers of Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert join forces with directors Sam Holmes and Nick Winston, and designer Phillip Witcomb to re-imagine this classic story for a new audience. The Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film Shrek celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year. Shrek the Musical was first performed on Broadway in 2008, receiving 8 Tony nominations, and the award for Best Costume and Set Design. The original West End production was nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Olivier awards, and Nigel Harman received the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lord Farquaad.

Important information

Running time:
2 hrs 30 mins (inc. interval)

Captioned – Thu 27 Jul 2023 at 7pm

BSL interpreted – 28 Jul 2023 at 7pm (Interpreted by Daryl McMullan – Provided by Complete Communication LTD)

Audio Described (TT) – Sat 29 Jul 2023 at 2pm

Audio described notes for Act 1 can be viewed here

Audio described notes for Act 2 can be viewed here

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Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Watch the trailer

Behind the Scenes

Antony Lawrence as Shrek

Meet the Cast