Shrek The Musical will stomp into Wales Millennium Centre this Christmas as part of its monster UK & Ireland tour.
Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animated film, Shrek The Musical will make its Welsh premiere at the Centre for the festive season (8 December 2015 – 10 January 2016).
Shrek, the unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey 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 fairy-tale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got a musical comedy like no other.
Featuring all new songs as well as the cult Shrek anthem ‘I’m a Believer’, Shrek The Musical brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
The show stars Dean Chisnall as the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, the role he previously played in the West End. Bronté Barbé stars as damsel in distress ‘Princess Fiona’, joining Idriss Kargbo as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Cardiff-born Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.
The UK & Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End production, winning him the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, originally directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Academy Award®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film.
SHREK THE MUSICAL opened on Broadway in 2008 before touring to nearly 150 cities in the USA and Canada. Productions of SHREK THE MUSICAL have played in Spain, Poland, France, Malaysia, China, Brazil, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Estonia, Israel and Turkey.
The UK and Ireland tour is presented by Dreamworks Theatricals, Neal Street Productions, Playful Productions, Lee Menzies, Ron Kastner, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Saracen Films, Mark Cartwright, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals.
Shrek The Musical is at Wales Millennium Centre from Tuesday 8 December 2015 – Sunday 10 January 2016. Tickets range from £19.50 – £58. Age Guidance 5+ (no under 2s). Visit www.wmc.org.uk or call 029 2063 6464 for more information and to book tickets.