Shrek The Musical

West End

General Manager


Photographer Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Photographer Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Photographer Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Photographer Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Photographer Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Photographer Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

Playful Productions general managed the UK première of Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which opened on 6 May 2011, playing until 28 February 2013. The musical, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, was based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation feature film. Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, the original cast starred Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona.

The production had choreography by Josh Prince, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski, hair and wig design by David Brian-Brown and make-up design by Naomi Donne. Nigel Harman won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical in 2012.

Shrek The Musical was produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

“Shrektacular, a great show for all the family” Sunday Telegraph ★★★★★

“A big brilliant hit show. Tremendous” Daily Express