Shrek The Musical
UK & Ireland Tour
Producer & General Manager
Following the West End run at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Playful Productions produced, general managed and tour booked the first UK and Ireland tour. Direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of Shrek The Musical opened at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on 23 July 2014, followed by dates in Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth, Milton Keynes, Bradford, Wolverhampton, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Liverpool, Cardiff, Wimbledon and Salford, where the tour finished on Saturday 20 February 2016. The UK and Ireland tour was directed by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End production, winning him the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, and starred Dean Chisnall as Shrek, the role he previously played in the West End.
Shrek The Musical, with book & lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, was originally directed in the West End by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford and is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Academy Award® winning DreamWorks Animations feature film.
The UK and Ireland tour was produced by Dreamworks Theatricals, Neal Street Productions, Playful Productions, Lee Menzies, Ron Kastner, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Saracen Films, Mark Cartwright, Gavin Kalin and Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals.
“Shrek The Musical is simply Shrektacular – a musical extravaganza for big kids and little kids alike” Bristol Post ★★★★★
“At last, a brilliant show suitable for children and adults alike with fun, music and magic all the way” Belfast Times