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Shrek The Musical To Tour The UK & Ireland

A brand new production of the award-winning Broadway and West End hit show Shrek the Musical will tour the UK and Ireland from July 2023.

Produced by Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale, the bright and beautiful fairy-tale world of Shrek will be reimagined by a new creative team for this major tour. All the classic characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film will be back to paint the town green, accompanied by the iconic songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical.

Having played Lord Farquaad in the previous UK tour, Sam Holmes returns to the swamp to co-direct. He is joined by acclaimed director and choreographer Nick Winston.

Set and costume design will be by Philip Witcomb with further creative team to be announced in due course.

Shrek the Musical opens at Plymouth Theatre Royal on 21 July 2023 and then tours to

Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, Southend, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Oxford, Wimbledon, Dartford,

Northampton, Bradford, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff, York and Blackpool with more datesto be announced soon.

Mark Goucher said:

‘I am delighted to be bringing this re-imagined production of the beloved ‘Shrek the Musical’ to audiences across the UK and Ireland. The story of Shrek is known and
loved across the world and this show is an incredibly joyous, fun and uplifting evening at the theatre that will be enjoyed by all ages’

The original Shrek movie celebrated its 20th anniversary last year with the musical adaptation first performing on Broadway in 2008, receiving 8 Tony nominations. The original West End production was nominated for 4 Olivier awards, including Best New Musical, at the 2012 Olivier awards.

Full dates:

21 July 2023 – 29 July 2023

Plymouth Theatre Royal

On sale now

1 August – 12 August 2023

Opera House Manchester

On sale now

15 August – 20 August 2023

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

On sale soon

22 August – 27 August 2023

Bristol Hippodrome

On sale now

29 August – 2 September 2023

The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

On sale 8 June

5 September – 10 September 2023

The Sands Centre, Carlisle

On sale now

12 September – 16 September 2023

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

On sale now

19 September – 24 September 2023

Oxford New Theatre

On sale now

26 September – 30 September 2023

New Wimbledon Theatre

On sale now

2 October – 7 October 2023

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

On sale 8 June

10 October – 15 October 2023

Royal & Derngate, Northampton

On sale soon

24 October – 28 October 2023

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

On sale 11 July

30 October – 4 September 2023

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

On sale now

13 – 18 November 2023

Eastbourne Congress Theatre

On sale now

20 November – 25 November 2023

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

On sale 10 June

27 November – 2 December 2023

Grand Opera House York

On sale now

12 December – 30 December 2023

Blackpool Winter Gardens

On sale 10 June

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