Shrek The Musical returns to Plymouth

Believe all ‘ogre’ again! Shrek The Musical ® returns to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 November.

Starring Steffan Harri as the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, Call the Midwife star Laura Main as ‘Princess Fiona’, Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Plymouth-born Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.

The company of fairy-tale characters includes Adam Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Michael Carolan, Joseph Dockree, Will Hawksworth, Sarah-Louise Jones, Reece Kerridge, Thomas Lee Kidd, Amy Oxley, Jemma Revell, Lucinda Shaw, Sam Stones, Adam Taylor, Jennifer Tierney, Sophie Wallis, Francesca Williams, Laura Wilson and Kevin Yates.

Nigel Harman returns as director, having made his directorial debut on the first ever tour. Since then Nigel has gone on to direct Lunch & The Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios) and, most recently, Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish The Musical (The Other Palace). Best known for his stage and television work, Nigel originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon.

Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, Shrek The Musical ® brings over 100 much-loved fairytale characters, plus a 14-foot dragon, to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

Shrek The Musical ® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film. Originally directed in the West End by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, the production has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori with multi award-winning 
set and costume design by Tim Hatley.

The UK and Ireland tour of the original DreamWorks Production is presented by the original West End production team Neal Street Productions and Playful Productions with Ron Kastner, Saracen Films, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals, Lee Menzies and Mark Cartwright.

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

Tickets are priced from £18 and can be booked online at www.theatreroyal.com or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.