Following the hugely successful UK and Ireland tour, Shrek – the larger-than-life musical based on the Oscar-Winning film – will be stomping into Blackpool from 15 May – 27 May 2018.
Nigel Harman, who originated the role as the villainous Lord Farquaad in the West End production, returns as director, having made his directorial debut on the show’s UK and Ireland tour.
Harman says, “I had so much fun directing the original UK and Ireland Tour that I jumped at the chance to work on [Shrek] again.
“[The show] has created pivotal moments in my career – firstly winning an Olivier (he won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical) and then my directorial debut. It’s certainly become one of the classic family musicals of all time and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
The story follows the unlikely hero and ogre, 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.
Michael Williams, Winter Gardens Managing Director says, “It’s fantastic that we’re able to announce that Shrek the Musical will head to the Opera House in 2018, as part of a major 2018 tour.”
“The DreamWorks musical has proved to be a huge family treat and at such a key time during May half term, the show is guaranteed to bring a significant boost to the local area.”
Casting information will be announced in due course.