First Have a look at Shrek the Musical UK & Eire Tour

Footage and pictures are launched immediately for the brand-new manufacturing of Shrek The Musical which opened at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Friday 21 July. The official Dreamworks manufacturing is touring by to April 2024 with a Shrek-tacular principal forged line up together with Antony Lawrence (Shrek), Joanne Clifton (Princess Fiona), James Gillan (Lord Farquaad), Brandon Lee Sears (Donkey) and rising star Cherece Richards (As soon as on This Island, Regent’s Park Theatre) who’s making her debut in a principal function because the Dragon. The smash hit musical will tour by to April 2024 to a complete of 31 venues.

Shrek the MusicalShrek the Musical opened at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 21 July 2023 after which excursions to Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, Southend, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Oxford, Wimbledon, Dartford, Northampton, Bradford, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff, York, Blackpool and in 2024: Glasgow King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, Coventry Belgrade, Sunderland Empire, Liverpool Empire, Southampton Mayflower, Milton Keynes Theatres, Hull New, Cheltenham Everyman, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Norwich Theatre Royal, Grand Opera Home Belfast, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham and The Millenium Discussion board, Derry. 

From the producers of Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shrek the Musical has introduced collectively a brand new artistic crew to re-imagine this award-winning Broadway and West Finish hit present for a brand new viewers, that includes all of the basic characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated movie and the long-lasting songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s authentic musical.

The crew who’ve joined forces to re-create the brilliant and exquisite world of Shrek the Musical contains acclaimed director and choreographer Nick Winston (Bonnie and Clyde, Arts Theatre; Magnificence and the Beast, UK tour), co-director Sam Holmes (Membership Tropicana the Musical), who returns to the swamp having performed Lord Farquaad within the earlier UK tour. He’s joined by set and costume designer Philip Witcomb (Bonnie & Clyde,Garrick Theatre; Jack & The Beanstalk, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham). Additional artistic crew contains Ben Cracknel (lighting), Jim Arnold (casting) and Ben Harrison (sound), Nina Dunn (projection design) and Jimmy Grimes (puppet design).

As beforehand introduced, Antony Lawrence performs Shrek. His earlier credit embody Scar in The Lion King, (Worldwide Tour) Mary Poppins (Nationwide Tour), Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre/RSC) and We Will Rock You (Worldwide Area Tour).

Joanne Clifton, finest recognized for her time as knowledgeable dancer on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, performs Fiona. She joined the long-lasting TV present after profitable the World Skilled Showdance Champion and the European Skilled Ballroom Championship. Throughout her time on the present, she received the Christmas Particular with McFly’s Harry Judd and went on to win the glitterball trophy because the 2016 champion along with her associate Ore Oduba. On stage Joanne Clifton was most lately seen in Windfall (Southwark Playhouse) and The Addams Household (UK Tour).

Olivier Award-nominee James Gillan (Lord Farquaad) most lately created the function of Tray in Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue) – a task he stayed with by the present’s complete West Finish run. He has additionally carried out in productions of Depraved, Starlight Categorical and Taboo!

Brandon Lee Sears (Donkey) most lately performed the function of Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls (UK tour). His earlier theatre credit embody the unique West Finish productions of Be Extra Chill (Shaftesbury Theatre), Come From Away (Phoenix theatre); Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); and On The City (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).

The ensemble forged of Shrek the Musical are Leo Abad, Scotty Armstrong, Imogen Bailey, Jabari Braham, Georgie Buckland, Natasha Cayabyab, Mark D’Arcy, Jonathan David Dudley, Remi Ferdinand, Sonny Grieveson, Edward Leigh, Bethany Kate, Jessica Lim, Andile Mabhena, Bronte MacMillan, India Thornton. Talia Duff, Gabriela Gregorian, Rory Shafford and Jamie Jonathan full the total forged line-up.

Go away your troubles Far Far Away and are available be part of the journey as Shrek and Donkey endeavour to finish their quest of defeating the dragon and saving Princess Fiona. That includes fabulous songs together with ‘I’m A Believer’, ‘Huge Shiny Stunning World’ and ’I Know It’s At this time’. Shrek the Musical has cemented itself because the “musical extravaganza for giant children and little children alike”.

First Have a look at Shrek the Musical UK & Eire Tour

Primarily based on the DreamWorks Animation Movement Image and the E book by William Steig
E book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Initially produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Avenue Productions
Produced by Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale
Directed by Sam Holmes and Nick Winston
Choreographed by Nick Winston
Set and Costume Design by Philip Witcomb
Lighting by Ben Cracknel
Sound by Ben Harrison
Casting by Jim Arnold
Projection Design by Nina Dunn
Puppet Design by Jimmy Grimes

Venue listings:
21 July 2023 – 29 July 2023
Plymouth Theatre Royal

1 August – 12 August 2023
Opera Home Manchester

15 August – 20 August 2023
Bord Gais Vitality Theatre

22 August – 27 August 2023
Bristol Hippodrome

29 August – 2 September 2023
The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

5 September – 10 September 2023
The Sands Centre, Carlisle

12 September – 16 September 2023
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

19 September – 24 September 2023
Oxford New Theatre

26 September – 30 September 2023
New Wimbledon Theatre

2 October – 7 October 2023
Orchard Theatre, Dartford

10 October – 15 October 2023
Royal & Derngate, Northampton

17 October – 22 October 2023
Leicester Curve

24 October – 28 October 2023
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

30 October – 4 September 2023
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

13 – 18 November 2023
Eastbourne Congress Theatre

20 November – 25 November 2023
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

27 November – 2 December 2023
Grand Opera Home York

12 December – 30 December 2023
Blackpool Winter Gardens

15 January – 20 January 2024
Glasgow Kings Theatre

22 January – 27 January 2024
Edinburgh Playhouse

30 January – 4 February 2024
Coventry Belgrade

6 February – 10 February 2024
Sunderland Empire

12 February – 17 February 2024
Liverpool Empire

20 February – 25 February 2024
Southampton Mayflower

27 February – 3 March 2024
Milton Keynes Theatres

5 March – 10 March 2024
Hull New Theatre

12 March – 17 March 2024
Cheltenham Everyman

19 March – 24 March 2024
Nottingham Theatre Royal

26 March – 30 March 2024
Norwich Theatre Royal

2 April – 6 April 2024
Grand Opera Home Belfast

9 April – 14 April 2024
The Alexandra, Birmingham

16 April – 21 April 2024
Millenium Discussion board, Londonderry