SHREK THE MUSICAL® has arrived, stomping into 2018 with a critically acclaimed new UK and Ireland tour and the release of the official full-length trailer to celebrate its star cast in action on the hit West End and Broadway musical. With additional dates added by popular demand, SHREK THE MUSICAL® is now out on the road on a 24-venue national tour until January 2019, arriving at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre this week. REVIEW: SHREK (Sunderland Empire) ★★★★★
Starring Steffan Harri as the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, Call the Midwife star Laura Main as ‘Princess Fiona’, who shares the role with actor and recording artist Amelia Lily at selected venues while filming continues on the new BBC series*, Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.
The company of fairy-tale characters includes Adam Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Michael Carolan, Joseph Dockree, Will Hawksworth, Sarah-Louise Jones, Reece Kerridge, Thomas Lee Kidd, Amy Oxley, Jemma Revell, Lucinda Shaw, Sam Stones, Adam Taylor, Jennifer Tierney, Sophie Wallis, Francesca Williams, Laura Wilson and Kevin Yates.
Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL® brings over 100 much-loved fairytale characters, plus a 14-foot dragon, to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
Following the unprecedented success of the first ever UK and Ireland Tour, a brand new production opened in Edinburgh for Christmas 2017 to a fantastic critical and public response and is now touring to major cities throughout 2018 including Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Stoke, Blackpool, Woking, Liverpool, Norwich, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno, Nottingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Plymouth, Southampton and Leeds.
*Laura Main is scheduled to play in the following cities; Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Sheffield, Cardiff (week 1), Woking, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Southampton and Leeds. Amelia Lily is scheduled to perform in Cardiff (week 2), Stoke, Blackpool, Norwich, Canterbury, Bristol, Llandudno, Nottingham, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin.
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.
REVIEW: SHREK (Sunderland Empire) ★★★★★
INTERVIEW: Samuel Holmes chats about playing Lord Farquaad in SHREK