Shrek Tickets

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Venue: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Venue Directions: Nearest tube station is Covent Garden. Also close to Charing Cross and Embankment. NCP car parking on Drury Lane.
Seating Plan: Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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About Shrek

While a singing ogre might not sound like the typical star of a musical, anyone who is familiar with the DreamWorks animated movie Shrek can see why this popular cartoon franchise has made the successful transition from the silver screen to the stage.

Originally debuting on Broadway before moving to the West End’s Theatre Royal in 2011, the upbeat, family-friendly Shrek The Musical tells the story of a grumpy ogre who strikes a deal with a villainous Lord. In exchange for rescuing Princess Fiona from a tower-prison and a fire-breathing dragon, Lord Farquaad agrees to reclaim Shrek’s swamp for him from a gang of fairytale misfits. Sound easy? Well, it’s not thanks to the help of his annoying but loveable steed, Donkey, and a few other surprises – including, not least of all, the princess herself.

Despite the presence of Pinocchio, a rather agitated Gingerbread Man and the Three Little Pigs too, this isn’t your typical fairytale – with a script full of fart jokes, double entendres and a sarcastic talking ogre. The staging is pretty special too - with a 25-foot flying dragon, which is controlled by the puppeteers from War Horse, creating an impressive finale.

And last but not least - making sure you’re dancing in the aisles is also an all-star British cast, including Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona –after taking over from Amanda Holden - and Nigel Harman, who spends the entire show on his knees with prosthetic legs to recreate the 3 foot-tall Lord Farquaad in hilarious style.

Shrek News

Record London theatre ticket sales

According to figures released by the Society of London Theatre, The West End enjoyed record box office sales in 2011. The eighth consecutive year it has...  read more

Published: Feb 8 2012 5:23PM

Rocky the Musical set to be unlikely theatre hit

One of the most unlikely theatre adaptations rumoured for 2012 has to be Sly Stallone's musical adaptation of the classic '70s boxing movie 'Rocky'. ...  read more

Published: Jan 3 2012 4:24PM


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