Shrek the Musical is heading back to Liverpool
Have you heard the news? There is a big, fat, green ogre heading straight for Liverpool and we can’t wait to see him again!
Following the unprecedented success of the first UK and Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL®, the original production team reunites to bring the hit musical to a swamp near you. Opening at Edinburgh Playhouse for the festive season this year from 12 December, the production will then tour throughout the country in 2018 and hit Liverpool on Tuesday 12th June and run until 24th June 2018.
Leading the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’ will be Steffan Harri, having previously starred in the original UK tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL®, and Call the Midwife star Laura Main as ‘Princess Fiona’. Also joining the cast will be Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’. Further casting to be announced.
The last time we visited the famous swamp we met up with Lord Farquaad himself and got a backstage tour at the Empire to find out exactly how the huge production is put together, you can watch that video below.
If it is anything last time then you really are in for a treat, a full on, family orientated, all singing, all dancing production that you will not want to end.
As previously announced, Nigel Harman will return 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 will direct Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish The Musical (The Other Palace) this autumn. 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.
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 byJason 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.
Shrek The Musical
Liverpool Empire Theatre
12-24 June 2018
Mon – Sat evenings 7.00pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm, Sunday performances 1.00pm and 5.00pm
Tickets from £12 in person at the venue Box Office, £13 online/phone*
*Fees apply to online/phone bookings. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge