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14 new dates confirmed for Shrek The Musical Tour

Producers Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale are ogre-joyed to announce that the brand-new production of Shrek the Musical will tour to a further 14 theatres across the UK and Ireland. Opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 21 July 2023, the smash hit musical will tour through to April 2024 to a total of 31 venues.

Shrek The MusicalFrom the producers of Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shrek the Musical brings together a new creative team to re-image this award-winning Broadway and West End hit show for a new audience, featuring all the classic characters from the Oscar®-winning

DreamWorks animated film and the iconic songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical.

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.

The new venues announced today for 2024 are Glasgow Kings, Edinburgh Playhouse, Coventry Belgrade, Sunderland Empire, Liverpool Empire, Southampton Mayflower, Milton Keynes Theatres, Hull New, Cheltenham Everyman, Nottingham Playhouse, Norwich Theatre Royal, Grand Opera House Belfast, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham and The Millenium Forum, Derry. For full listings, please see the notes to editors below.

The national press night will be Thursday 3 August 2023 at Opera House Manchester.

The team joining forces to re-create the bright and beautiful world of Shrek the Musical includes co-director Sam Holmes (Club Tropicana the Musical), who returns to the swamp having played Lord Farquaad in the previous UK tour. He is joined by acclaimed director and choreographer Nick Winston (Bonnie and Clyde, Arts Theatre; Beauty and the Beast, UK tour). Set and costume design will be by Philip Witcomb (Bonnie & Clyde In Concert, Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Jack & The Beanstalk, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham). Further creative team includes Ben Cracknel (Lighting) and Ben Harrison (Sound).

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 animated film, the Broadway and West End hit Shrek the Musical is a fun-filled, hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrektacular’ 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’ (Bristol Post).

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 dancing in the aisles and laughing all the way home.

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
Produced by Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale
Directed by Sam Holmes and Nick Winston
Choreographed by Nick Winston
Set and Costume Design by Philip Witcomb
Lighting by Ben Cracknel
Sound by Ben Harrison
National Press Night: Thursday 3 August 2023 at Opera House Manchester

Venue listings:
21 July 2023 – 29 July 2023
Plymouth Theatre Royal
theatreroyal.com

1 August – 12 August 2023
Opera House Manchester

15 August – 20 August 2023
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

22 August – 27 August 2023
Bristol Hippodrome

29 August – 2 September 2023
The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
southendtheatres.org.uk

5 September – 10 September 2023
The Sands Centre, Carlisle
betterboxoffice.co.uk/the-sands-centre

12 September – 16 September 2023
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
aberdeenperformingarts.com/his-majestys-theatre

19 September – 24 September 2023
Oxford New Theatre

26 September – 30 September 2023
New Wimbledon Theatre

2 October – 7 October 2023
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
orchardtheatre.co.uk

10 October – 15 October 2023
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
royalandderngate.co.uk

24 October – 28 October 2023
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

30 October – 4 September 2023
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

13 – 18 November 2023
Eastbourne Congress Theatre

20 November – 25 November 2023
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
wmc.org.uk

27 November – 2 December 2023
Grand Opera House York

12 December – 30 December 2023
Blackpool Winter Gardens
wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

15 January – 20 January 2024
Glasgow Kings Theatre

22 January – 27 January 2024
Edinburgh Playhouse

30 January – 4 February 2024
Coventry Belgrade
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/

6 February – 10 February 2024
Sunderland Empire

12 February – 17 February 2024
Liverpool Empire

20 February – 25 February 2024
Southampton Mayflower
www.mayflower.org.uk

27 February – 3 March 2024
Milton Keynes Theatre

5 March – 10 March 2024
Hull New Theatre
https://www.hulltheatres.co.uk/

12 March – 17 March 2024
Cheltenham Everyman
https://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/

19 March – 24 March 2024
Nottingham Theatre Royal
https://trch.co.uk/

26 March – 30 March 2024
Norwich Theatre Royal
https://norwichtheatre.org/

2 April – 6 April 2024
Grand Opera House Belfast
https://www.goh.co.uk/

9 April – 14 April 2024
The Alexandra, Birmingham

16 April – 21 April 2024
Millenium Forum, Londonderry
https://www.millenniumforum.co.uk/

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  1. Hi guys thank you so much for being the best musical ever Richard Blackwood you are the best actor in any musical the best acting role as Donkey the best role you portrayed very funny thank you

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