Shrek returns to tour all ogre the UK in 2018

A packed programme has been announced for the 2018 tour of Shrek the Musical. The larger-than-life production opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse in this December for the Christmas season before hitting the road throughtout 2018.

Nigel Harman returns as director, having made his directorial debut on Shrek’s first UK and Ireland Tour.

Best known for his television and stage work, Nigel Harman originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End production, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

Shrek is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animations film.

Join unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, lovesick dragon.

Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around.

Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer.

Shrek was seen by nearly 800,000 people on its first national tour in 2014, visiting 25 major venues over 20 months.

Read our Shrek The Musical review when it toured Milton Keynes Theatre in 2015.

Shrek The Musical tour dates

December 12-January 7, EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
January 16-28, PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
January 31-February 11, SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE
February 14-25, NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
February 28-March 11, HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
March 14-25, ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
March 28-April 8, SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE
April 10-22, WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
May 2-13, REGENT THEATRE, STOKE
May 15-27, BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS THEATRE
May 30-June 10, NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
June 12-24, LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
July 11-22, MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
July 25-August 5, MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
August 8-19, THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME
August 21-September 2, VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
December 18-January 6, 2019 LEEDS GRAND THEATRE.

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