Principal casting announced for ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’ UK & Ireland tour!

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL, which will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 21 July 2023 and tour to a total of 31 venues until April 2024.

The production will star Anthony Lawrence as Shrek, Joanne Clifton as Princess Fiona, Olivier Award-nominee James Gillan as Lord Faquaad, and Brandon Lee Sears as Donkey.

On 27 February 2023, the cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL will perform at BBC Big Night of the Musicals at Manchester’s AO Arena. The programme will be shown in a special 90-minute presentation on BBC One and on BBC Radio 2 in the spring.



From 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.

The team joining forces to re-create the bright and beautiful world of SHREK THE MUSICAL includes acclaimed director and choreographer Nick Winston (Bonnie and Clyde, Arts Theatre; Beauty and the Beast, UK tour), 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 Set and costume design will be by Philip Witcomb (Bonnie & Clyde (Garrick Theatre); Jack & The Beanstalk, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham). Further creative team includes Ben Cracknel (Lighting), Jim Arnold (Casting) and Ben Harrison (Sound).

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