Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sneak Peak into the rehearsals for the new SHREK UK tour


Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will star Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, the role he previously played in the West End, Faye Brookes as damsel in distress ‘Princess Fiona’, Idriss Kargbo as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.


They will be joined by a full company of fairy-tale characters played by Bronté Barbé, Nikki Bentley, Jennifer Caldwell, Candace Furbert, Steffan Harri, Will Haswell, James Lacey, Mia Lincoln, Rory Maguire, Neil Moors, Jenny O’Leary, Georgina Parkinson, Ryan Reid, Leo Roberts, Jacqui Sanchez, Oliver Tester, James Winter, Kerry Winter and Kevin Yates.

The UK and Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will be 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. It will open at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on Wednesday 23rd July, and will then visit Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Milton Keynes with further venues still to be announced.


SHREK THE MUSICAL®, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori and originally directed (in the west end) 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 will be 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.














TOUR SCHEDULE


Wednesday 23 July 2014 – Sunday 17 August 2014

LEEDS GRAND THEATREwww.leedsgrandtheatre.com0844 848 2700

Tuesday 19 August 2014 - Sunday 7 September 2014


BRISTOL HIPPODROMEwww.atgtickets.com/bristol0844 871 3012

Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Sunday 28 September 2014


NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYALwww.trch.co.uk0115 989 5555

Wednesday 8 October 2014 – Sunday 19 October 2014


BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSEwww.goh.co.uk02890 241919

Tuesday 21 October 2014 – Sunday 9 November 2014


BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLINwww.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie00 353 (0) 818 719 377

Wednesday 12 November 2014 – Sunday 23 November 2014


NEW THEATRE, OXFORDwww.atgtickets.com/oxford0844 871 3020

Tuesday 2 December 2014 - Sunday 11 January 2015


PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTERwww.atgtickets.com/manchester0844 871 3019

Wednesday 21 January 2015 - Sunday 8 February 2015


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEENwww.boxofficeaberdeen.com01224 641 122

Wednesday 11 February 2015 – Sunday 1 March 2015


MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURYwww.marlowetheatre.com01227 787 787

Wednesday 11 March 2015 - Sunday 29 March 2015


NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYALwww.theatreroyal.co.uk0844 811 2121

Tuesday 31 March 2015 – Sunday 26 April 2015


BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROMEwww.birminghamhippodrome.com0844 338 5000

Wednesday 29 April 2015 – Sunday 17 May 2015


KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOWwww.atgtickets.com/glasgow0844 871 7648

Wednesday 27 May 2015 - Sunday 7 June 2015


LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELDwww.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk0114 249 6000

Wednesday 8 July 2015 – Sunday 26 July 2015


MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTONwww.mayflower.org.uk02380 711 811

Tuesday 28 July 2015 – Saturday 15 August 2015


THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTHwww.theatreroyal.com01752 267 222

Wednesday 19 August – Sunday 6 September 2015


MILTON KEYNES THEATREwww.atgtickets.com/milton-keynes-theatre0844 871 7652

Further venues to be announced…

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