Shrek tour set for monster summer at Milton Keynes Theatre

Shrek the Musical. Images by Helen Maybanks.
Shrek the Musical. Images by Helen Maybanks.

It has been a monster wait but Shrek, the giant-sized musical, is finally here. It arrives at Milton Keynes Theatre later this month.

Based on the award-winning film, Shrek The Musical is this year’s must-see show for all the family. It has been delighting audiences on an extensive tour of the UK after scoring a huge success in the West End.

Shrek the Musical

Shrek is an unlikely looking hero but, with his loyal (if hugely irritating) steed Donkey, he embarks on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if a little temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon.

Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad and a gang of fairytale misfits, and you’ve got an all-singing, all-dancing, all-gloriously funny spectacular GIANT of a hit show!

The company stars Dean Chisnall as the swamp-dwelling Shrek, the role he previously played in the West End.

Bronté Barbé is damsel in distress Princess Fiona. Idriss Kargbo is Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick Donkey and Gerard Carey is pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad.

Nigel Harman (well-known, well-loved and consistently well out of order playing bad boys on TV in EastEnders and Downton Abbey) has directed the tour.

The show also stars the Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio, Three Blind Mice (in stockings and carrying white sticks) some tap dancing rats, a large, low flying dragon, a tortured gingerbread man and, of course, a cross-dressing wolf!

Shrek The Musical plays at Milton Keynes Theatre from August 18-September 6.

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