Casting Announced for Shrek The Musical UK and Ireland Tour

Shrek The MusicalThe producers of the first ever tour of the UK and Ireland of SHREK THE MUSICAL are delighted to announced its new company.

Having previously been staged at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it was seen by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour 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 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 including Bronté Barbé, Nikki Bentley, Jennifer Caldwell, Candace Furbert, Steffan Harri, Will Haswell, James Lacey, Mia Lincoln, Neil Moors, Jenny O’Leary, Georgina Parkinson, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Ryan Reid, Leo Roberts, Jacqui Sanchez, Oliver Tester and Kerry Winter.

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. The show will open at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, and will then visit Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Milton Keynes with further venues to be announced.

SHREK THE MUSICAL, 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.

Monday 3rd February 2014

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