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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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Shrek the Musical

In the last decade the West End has continued to attract numerous hit shows and amongst them have been the stage versions of some of the decade’s hit movies as well. Many are familiar with the antics of Billy Elliot in the hit movie of the same name and since it came and disappeared from our cinema screens it has spawned a stage musical that continues to attract the punters. Then there’s The Lion King, which has also been creating a huge impression at its home of the Lyceum Theatre. Add to these the other movies-come-musicals such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Sister Act and you realise that some of our most beloved movie classics have made for some stand-out theatre shows.

So since 2011 it is only right that another movie character has been realised on stage and he has taken on the form of everyone’s favourite green ogre – Shrek.  Appearing on the stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane it promises to recreate the magic of that original hit movie live onstage, with some well known names of the stage and screen occupying the signature roles. Having already wowed audiences on the other side of the Atlantic it effortlessly attracted the crowds in Great Britain as well.

In Shrek the Musical we follow the swamp dwelling title character as he lives his life in a small house within a large forest. It is within this forest and the surrounding world that we revisit some of the classic fairy tales that have been told over the years, with Shrek embarking on a journey alongside his new companion Donkey to rescue a princess who has become trapped inside a castle. But this lands him in deep water as the princess was supposed to be rescued by a handsome prince, thus breaking the curse that has been placed upon her. Along the way is an array of familiar fairy tale characters.

The show is being directed by the American theatre director Jason Moore, whose credits also span into television work.  On the other side of the Atlantic he has been behind such high profile shows (which have also appeared in the West End) as Avenue Q and Les Miserables, whilst his television credits have included One Tree Hill.

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Venue Information and Directions

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London
WC2B 5JF

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres it will be on your left in Russell Street/Catherine Street.

Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 26th April 2011
Booking Until: Sunday, 24th February 2013
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm (Wednesdays 7pm)
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes