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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

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About the Show Less...

The hit Dreamworks film, about a swamp-dwelling ogre who is forced to become a hero, brings its much-loved fairytale humour to the London stage. Read More >

Shrek The Musical tells the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who, in a faraway kingdom, embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land.

Joined by a wise-cracking donkey who won’t shut up, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty Princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

Featuring new songs by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori, Shrek The Musical brings Dreamworks’ popular film, complete with its dysfunctional characters and clever humour, to the London stage.

Shrek The Musical played on Broadway from December 2008 to January 2010, where it received eight Tony Award nominations. The creative team behind the Broadway production returned for the London show, which features new songs and scenes.

Shrek The Musical boasts two directors, Jason Moore, whose London credits include puppet musical Avenue Q, and Rob Ashford, who directed the highly acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

For more information read our interview with former leading lady Amanda Holden or our First Night Feature.

Looking to see some musical theatre? Find out more about London musicals.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 06/05/2011

Opening Night: 14/06/2011

Closing Night: 24/02/2013

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Dean Chisnall, Neil McDermott, Carley Stenson, Richard Blackwood


Director - Jason Moore & Rob Ashford

Producer - DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Choreographer - Josh Prince

Lighting Designer - Hugh Vanstone

Set Designer - Tim Hatley

Sound - Peter Hylenski

Lyrics By - David Lindsay-Abaire

Music By - Jeanine Tesori

About Drury Lane, Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5JF

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