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.
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.
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.
As the Shrek UK tour draws to a close, it was fun to catch up with the show’s final week at Manchester’s Lowry Theatre. Long long ago, before Shrek became a stage musical, it was an award winning DreamWorks movie that stole the hearts of adults and children alike. Upon its release in 2001, Shrek won the first ever Academy award for Best Animated Feature, as well as receiving countless nominations at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes.
★★★★ There are enough inventive designs and well-honed performances about Shrek the Musical to ensure that it hits the spot.
Take a blockbuster movie, add a bunch of songs and some sparkly costumes and stick it on a stage… A tried and tested recipe for success and one that seems to be a guarantee of success. It certainly didn’t hurt Shrek when that landed in the West End and tickets flew out of the box office. Now the show is heading out on tour around the UK and we made our way to the Mayflower to check it out.
If like me you enjoyed the films of Shrek and saw it in the West End, then you to will enjoy this.
It has everything, colourful costumes and sets. Humour, a few songs and more humour. This ogre has a big heart and Dean Chisnall continues to play it perfectly.