Swamp fever hits the West End with Shrek The Musical

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Shrek The Musical

 

SHREK IS NO LONGER SHOWING IN LONDON, BUT YOU CAN GET TICKETS FOR THE REGIONAL SHREK SHOWS HERE WHEN THEY GO ON SALE!

It’s been a smash hit on Broadway and the final chapter in the saga has exploded onto the big screen, but Shrek fans in the UK have something else to look forward to – with confirmation that the lean, green music-packed machine is coming to the West End! :mrgreen:

Anyone who loved the Academy Award-winning Dreamworks films will surely be similarly thrilled at the prospect of a live-action, all-singing, all-dancing reimagining of the modern-day fairy tale. It’s been announced that Shrek The Musical will be opening next year at the prestigious Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in May 2011, taking over the residency of Oliver! after that other fantastic film-turned-West-End-hit bows for its final curtain call on 8th January.

As a fan of the films – and one very much looking forward to seeing the latest one in glorious 3D! 8) – I’ll admit that I had doubts about whether a stage version would be successful, especially as it involved making the computer-generated characters flesh and blood! But, once again, I was pleased to be proven wrong, as the Broadway run – which ran for over a year until closing this January – received a swampload of critical and public acclaim, including eight Tony Award nominations.

Shrek The Musical - Broadway cast
The cast of characters for Shrek The Musical on Broadway. Image: shrekthemusical.com

Having completed its run on Broadway, the colourful musical is now on a whirlwind tour across the USA, and has just started an eight-week run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. But those of us on this side of the pond feeling Shrek withdrawal won’t have too long to wait before the show hits our shores, with news that tickets will be going on sale from 1st October.

It hasn’t been revealed yet just who will be stepping into Shrek’s gargantuan shoes for the upcoming London run, which will be co-directed by stalwarts Jason Moore and Rob Ashford. But you should know by now where to go when putting together your theatre break package, including your show tickets as well as a night at your choice of London hotel.

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