Amelia Lily will join the cast of Shrek The Musical as ‘Princess Fiona’ when the production reaches Bristol Hippodrome from August 8 – 19.
Steffan Harri will lead the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’ with Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.
Amelia Lily first rose to fame on The X Factor, finishing third on the eighth series in 2011. Her debut single ‘You Bring Me Joy’ reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.
Amelia’s theatre credits have included playing the Narrator in the UK Tour of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Whatsername in the West End premiere of Green Day’s hit punk rock musical American Idiot (Arts Theatre & UK Tour) and Shout! At the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Most recently Amelia was runner up in the 2017 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.
‘I had my first taste of performing as Princess Fiona back in 2012 when I donned the famous green dress for a Children in Need special,” said Amelia recently, “It was an incredible experience so when the opportunity came up to reprise the role, I jumped at the chance.’
Shrek The Musical is directed by Nigel Harman, having made his directorial debut on the first ever tour. Since then Nigel has gone on to direct Lunch & The Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios) and will direct Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish The Musical at The Other Palace later this year.
Best known for his stage and television work, Nigel originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.