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Theatre REVIEW: Shrek the Musical - ★★★★★

Join Shrek and his trusty sidekick Donkey as they set out on a quest to defeat the fearsome dragon and rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. With a heart-warming story and a cast of unforgettable characters, this musical extravaganza is a journey you won't want to miss.

Our stellar cast is led by theatre legend Antony Lawrence as Shrek, whose ‘powerful voice fills the theatre and makes him instantly lovable’ (Twit Celeb Gossip). His previous credits include: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Matilda the Musical, and We Will Rock You.

Strictly Come Dancing star and leading lady Joanne Clifton is ‘an absolute revelation as Princess Fiona’ (Cheshire Live). Previous credits include: Strictly Come Dancing and The Addams Family.

Olivier-Award nominated James Gillan is ‘as magnificent a villain as you could hope for’ (Great British Life) as the evil Lord Farquaad. His previous credits include: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Wicked and Taboo!

Theatre favourite Brandon Lee Sears ‘exuberant performance does Eddie Murphy proud’ (Love Dublin) as the loveable Donkey. His previous credits include: Dreamgirls, Come From Away and Motown.

Book your tickets today and get ready for an unforgettable journey with Shrek and his friends – because in this kingdom, everyone is a part of the adventure!



Edinburgh Playhouse until 27th January


Sophie (Age 10) - ★★★★★

Energetic, awesome and hilarious, Shrek the musical did not disappoint! An extremely talented cast sang, danced and joked their way across the stage! With excellent original songs and choreography I sat with a big smile across my face the whole evening!

Some of my favourite songs were ‘this is the story of my life, ‘I think I’ve got you beat’ and of course ‘I’m a believer!’

The puppetry was amazing and the way they portrayed ‘Gingie’ and the dragon was so funny!

My favourite characters were Donkey, the a gingerbread man and Lord Farquard.

I would definitely recommend this show! Fun for all the family! The cast received a standing ovation at the end and it was so well deserved!


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