Shrek The Musical Heads For Two Week Run In Cardiff

Shrek The Musical Heads For Two Week Run In Cardiff

The UK tour of Shrek The Musical ® returns to Wales Millennium Centre on April 10 for a two week run until April 22.

Shrek The Musical ® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book
Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film. Originally directed in
the West End by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, the production has book and lyrics by
David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori with multi award-winning set and
costume design by Tim Hatley.

Marcus Ayton as Donkey. in Shrek the Musical. which plays Wales Millennium Centre during April 2018. Picture Credit Helen Maybanks

Marcus Ayton as Donkey. in Shrek the Musical. which plays Wales Millennium Centre during April 2018. Picture Credit Helen Maybanks

Shrek 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 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.

Ensemble cast take to the stage of Shrek the Musical. which plays Wales Millennium Centre during April 2018. Picture Credit Helen Maybanks

Ensemble cast take to the stage of Shrek the Musical. which plays Wales Millennium Centre during April 2018. Picture Credit Helen Maybanks

Leading the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’ will be Steffan Harri, having
previously starred in the original UK tour of Shrek The Musical ® , and Call the Midwife star Laura Main who will play ‘Princess Fiona’ during the first week of the Cardiff run, then Amelia Lily will take her place for the second week. Marcus Ayton will star as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.

The production is directed by Nigel Harman, who  originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday,
illness or events beyond the producers’ control. 

  • To book tickets visit www.wmc.org.uk
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