SHREK THE MUSICAL
A BRAND-NEW PRODUCTION OF ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’ HEADS OUT TO PAINT THE TOWN GREEN IN 2023 WITH A MAJOR UK AND IRELAND TOUR OPENING IN PLYMOUTH ON 21 JULY.
THE PRODUCERS OF ‘HAIRSPRAY’ AND ‘PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’ HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH DIRECTORS SAM HOLMES AND NICK WINSTON, AND DESIGNER PHILLIP WITCOMB, TO RE-IMAGINE THIS CLASSIC STORY FOR A NEW AUDIENCE.
FEATURING A HOST OF LOVEABLE FAIRYTALE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE SONGS, INCLUDING ‘I’M A BELIEVER’, ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’ IS A FUN FILLED NIGHT AT THE THEATRE THAT EVERYONE WILL ENJOY.
Producers Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale are delighted to announce a brand-new production of the award-winning Broadway and West End hit show Shrek the Musical will tour the UK and Ireland from July 2023. The bright and beautiful fairy-tale world of Shrek will be reimagined by a new creative team for this major tour. All the classic characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film will be back to paint the town green, accompanied by the iconic songs and story from David LindsayAbaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical.
Having played Lord Farquaad in the previous UK tour, Sam Holmes (Club Tropicana the Musical) returns to the swamp to co-direct. He is joined by acclaimed director and choreographer Nick Winston, whose recent credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Arts Theatre) and Beauty and the Beast (as associate director and choreographer for the UK tour) and upcoming projects include a new world tour of We Will Rock You and a remounted UK tour of Rock of Ages.
Set and costume design will be by Phillip Witcomb whose previous productions include Bonnie & Clyde In Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Jack & The Beanstalk (Everyman Theatre Cheltenham), Atlantis (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen), Mame (Hope Mill Theatre and UK Tour), The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Stones In His Pockets (The Minack Theatre).