Shrek The Musical Opera House Manchester Tickets

Shrek The Musical Opera House Manchester Tickets

Tickets from £13.00


Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure!
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek the Musical is a fun filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrek-tackular’ score.

Featuring the beloved Princess Fiona, the evil Lord Farquaad, a host of magical fairy-tale characters and fabulous songs including the smash hit I’m a Believer, Shrek the Musical is a “musical extravaganza for big kids and little kids alike”.

Come join the adventure as Shrek and Donkey endeavour to complete their quest, finding unexpected friendships and surprising romance along the way.

A perfect night out for the young, and the young at heart, the award-winning Shrek the Musical is guaranteed fun for all ages and will have you laughing all the way home.

The Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film Shrek celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year. Shrek the Musical was first performed on Broadway in 2008, receiving 8 Tony nominations, and the award for Best Costume and Set Design. The original West End production was nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Olivier Awards, and Nigel Harman received the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lord Farquaad.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Shrek The Musical is at Opera House Manchester from Tuesday 1st August, 2023 to Saturday 12th August, 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the plot of Shrek the Musical?

Shrek the Musical is a musical comedy based on the DreamWorks animated film Shrek. The story follows Shrek, a grumpy ogre who is forced to rescue Princess Fiona from the evil Lord Farquaad in order to get his swamp back. Along the way, Shrek befriends a talking donkey and learns to accept himself for who he is.

  • What are the songs in Shrek the Musical?

Shrek the Musical features a score of 22 songs, written by Jeanine Tesori and Steven Flaherty. Some of the most popular songs include “Big, Bright Beautiful World”, “I’m a Believer”, “Don’t Let Me Go”, and “The Song That Goes Like This”.

  • Who are the characters in Shrek the Musical?
  • The main characters in Shrek the Musical are:
    Shrek, a grumpy ogre
  • Donkey, a talking donkey
  • Princess Fiona, a beautiful princess who is cursed to turn into an ogre at night
  • Lord Farquaad, an evil ruler who wants to marry Princess Fiona
  • Dragon, a fire-breathing dragon who guards Princess Fiona’s castle
  • What are the similarities and differences between Shrek the Musical and the movie Shrek?

The musical is based on the movie, but there are some significant differences between the two. For example, in the musical, Shrek is more of a sympathetic character, and he has a more complex relationship with Donkey. Additionally, the musical includes several new songs that were not in the movie.

  • What are the awards that Shrek the Musical has won?

Shrek the Musical has won numerous awards, including 8 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, and 2 Olivier Awards.

  • Where can I see Shrek the Musical?

Shrek the Musical has been performed in theatres all over the world. Currently, there are productions running in London, New York, and several other cities.

  • What is the age range for Shrek the Musical?

Shrek the Musical is appropriate for children of all ages. However, some of the songs may be a bit scary for younger children.

  • How much does it cost to see Shrek the Musical?

The cost of tickets to Shrek the Musical varies depending on the theatre and the date of the performance. However, tickets typically from £13.00 + transaction fee

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