Passports at the ready! It’s time to jet off to the Club Tropicana Hotel in this brand new jukebox musical which is touring the country.
With a few tongue-in-cheek nods to other musicals such as Gypsy, Wicked and Les Miserables for good measure, Shrek The Musical has it all – outrageous comedy moments, catchy songs and a cast de force.
Filled with plenty of laughter and fun, it is safe to say the audience left the theatre with a spring in their step and a smile on their face thanks to Shrek and his loveable fairytale companions.
Big, bright and brash, there are plenty of laughs in the new touring production of Shrek the Musical, which is debuting at the Playhouse until the first week of the new year.
I confess that The Wedding Singer is one of my favourite films, it is not even a guilty pleasure, it is just sheer eighties throwback joy and cast brilliantly. It definitely works though, the musical adaptation is not trying to be an incarnation of the film.
SHREK THE MUSICAL has announced casting for the major nationwide tour, which will be led by Steffan Harri as Shrek and Call the Midwife’s Laura Main as Princess Fiona.
The Wedding Singer was originally conceived as a romantic comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in 1998. Being made into a musical which premiered on Broadway eight years later in 2006. After being nominated for a Tony award in 2006 the show went on tour.
Opening at Leicester’s Curve ahead of a 8 month long UK tour, you can see where Nick Winston’s production has made its key decisions – Francis O’Connor’s set has its eye on quick get-outs and so Jack Henry’s video projections do a lot of the heavy lifting in setting the 80s milieu.
Ahead of August’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change reunion, we catch up with the musical’s composer, Jimmy Roberts, about the musical comedy’s enduring appeal, his long-running collaboration with Joe DiPietro and his upcoming projects including a new musical about Rex Harrison and Noel Coward.
Following a huge hiccup with regards to ticket collection and consequently a late running show, this world premiere concert of the new musical – in a one-off performance at the West End’s London Palladium on 29 June 2016 – was delightful, bizarre and completely unique.
Eugenius! makes for a curious tale. Tracking an implausible yarn of two brothers separated at birth, this ain’t no Blood Brothers, nor, with its focus upon geeky adolescents is it much of a Loserville either.
Hartshorn-Hook Productions is thrilled to announce the reunion of last year’s critically-acclaimed cast – Simon Lipkin, Gina Beck, Julie Atherton and Samuel Holmes – in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. The production, nominated for Best Revival in last year’s Broadway World Awards, will return for two performances at the West End’s Arts Theatre on Monday 15 August 2016.