Producers of SHREK THE MUSICAL® are delighted to announce that, following the unprecedented success of the first ever UK and Ireland Tour, the larger-than-life production will be returning to Cardiff to wow Welsh audiences once more.
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, love-sick 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 THE MUSICAL brings over 100 much-loved fairytale characters, plus a 14-foot dragon, to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. This UK and Ireland tour of the original DreamWorks Production will be presented by the original West End production team.
Leading the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’ will be Welsh actor Steffan Harri and Call the Midwife star Laura Main who will play ‘Princess Fiona’. Marcus Ayton will star as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.
SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Nigel Harman, having made his directorial debut on the first ever tour. Since then Nigel has gone on to direct Lunch & The Bow of Ulysses and will direct Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish The Musical later this year. Best known for his stage and television work, Nigel originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
Telling us what he loves about the show he says, “SHREK THE MUSICAL uses the best elements of the film: so, the animated look, the feel and those incredibly witty scenes with Donkey, and transposes them onto the stage. Then we add big, bold song and dance layers on top”.
A rip-roaring night at the theatre all the family will love and a highlight of the Spring season in Cardiff – book your tickets now!
Shrek The Musical is at Wales Millennium Centre from 10th to 22nd April. Box office: 02920 636 464, www.wmc.org.uk.