Get ready to be enchanted as Shrek The Musical launches monster tour

Shrek The Musical.

Shrek The Musical is set to take “Ogre” the UK with a super-sized tour directed by Nigel Harman.

Just a few weeks before the show hits the road and brand new rehearsal images have been released showing the cast perfecting the production.

Shrek Dean Chisnall in rehearsals.
Shrek Dean Chisnall in rehearsals.

Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of Shrek The Musical will star Dean Chisnall as the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre, the role he previously played in the West End.

Faye Brookes is damsel in distress, Princess Fiona, Idriss Kargbo plays Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick, Donkey, and Gerard Carey is the pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad.

Gerard Carey in Shrek.

They will be joined by a full company of fairy-tale characters played by Bronté Barbé, Nikki Bentley, Jennifer Caldwell, Candace Furbert, Steffan Harri, Will Haswell, James Lacey, Mia Lincoln, Rory Maguire, Neil Moors, Jenny O’Leary, Georgina Parkinson, Ryan Reid, Leo Roberts, Jacqui Sanchez, Oliver Tester, James Winter, Kerry Winter and Kevin Yates.

The tour, which kicks off on July 23 in Leeds, will have award-winning actor Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End production, making his directorial début.

Shrek The Musical, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori and originally directed (in London) by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, is based on the story and characters from the Oscar-winning film.

TOUR SCHEDULE

July 23-August 17, LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
August 19-September 7,BRISTOL HIPPODROME
September 10-28, NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
October 8-19, BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE
October 21-November 9, BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN
November 12-23, NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
December 2-January 11, PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
January 21-February 8, HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
February 11-March 1, MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
March 11-29, NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
March 31-April 26, BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
April 29-May 17, KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOW
May 27-June 7, LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD
July 8-26, MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
July 28-August 15, THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
August 19-September 6, MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

Further venues to be announced…

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