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.
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.
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.
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