Shrek the Musical Casting Announcement

Kimberley Walsh will play the role of Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical from 5 October 2011. Amanda Holden’s pregnancy, announced today, means that she performs as Princess Fiona for the final time on 3 October. Kimberley Walsh takes over the role two months earlier than originally planned.

Kimberley Walsh is a member of Girls Aloud, one of the UK’s most successful pop groups. Alongside Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding she has sold 10 million records, released five platinum selling albums, won a Brit award and played sold-out arena tours.

Kimberley’s love of musical theatre was explored in the ITV2 documentary The Passions of Girls Aloud which culminated in her appearance at the Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue singing ‘On My Own’, in the role of Eponine in Les Misérables. This was the realisation of a life-long dream, having played the role of Young Cosette in a production of Les Misérables when she was twelve years old.