Shrek The Musical
UK & Ireland Tour
Producer & General Manager
Following the success of the first UK and Ireland Tour, Shrek the Musical will return in December 2017. Opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 12 December 2017, the production will then tour to Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Stoke and Blackpool, with further venues to be announced, the tour will continue into 2019.
Shrek the Musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film. Nigel Harman will return as director, having made his directorial debut on Shrek the Musical first UK and Ireland Tour.
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.
The UK and Ireland tour of the original DreamWorks Production will be presented by Neal Street Productions, Playful Productions, Ron Kastner, Saracen Films, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals, Lee Menzies and Mark Cartwright.
“It’s bold, it’s green, it has to be seen!” Broadway World
“Wise-cracking monster of a show” The Herald
“The stunning puppetry that brings the soul-singing, fire-breathing, high flying dragon to life is quite magical” Edinburgh Evening News