• AN ADDITIONAL 600,000 TICKETS FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL ARE NOW ON SALE AS THE BOOKING PERIOD IS EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 21, 2012
• SHREK THE MUSICAL WILL FEATURE ON BBC RADIO 2 ‘FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT – A MUSICAL SHREKTACULAR’ ON FRIDAY JULY 15, 2011
• SHREK THE MUSICAL WILL PARTICIPATE IN CAMP BESTIVAL AND KIDS WEEK IN THE WEST END THS SUMMER
SHREK THE MUSICAL® has been seen by 120,000 people at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane since the new stage production began preview performances on Friday May 6, 2011.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® stars Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona. The production officially opened on June 14, 2011.
It will be a busy summer for SHREK THE MUSICAL® . The new musical will be participating in various events around the country this July and August.
On Friday July 15 at 8pm, Friday Night is Music Night – A Musical Shrektacular will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Recorded at the Hackney Empire, the concert celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the film release of Shrek and the West End opening of SHREK THE MUSICAL® . Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden will present the two hour programme and alongside the ensemble cast, perform songs from the new stage musical accompanied by the 70-piece strong BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Songs performed from other DreamWorks Animation movies include How to Train your Dragon, Chicken Run, The Prince of Egypt and Kung Fu Panda.
On Saturday July 30, SHREK THE MUSICAL® will stage an exclusive performance at Camp Bestival. Voted the UK’s Best Family Festival for three years in a row, Camp Bestival is set in the majestic Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
During August 12 – 26, SHREK THE MUSICAL® will participate in Kids Week in the West End, an action-packed fortnight of theatrical fun. During Kids Week, a child up to the age of 16 years old can experience SHREK THE MUSICAL® for free, and two additional children can go along at half price (per transaction) if they are accompanied by a full paying adult (subject to availability). On Thursday August 18, 2011, kids can participate in a free dance workshop with a member of the SHREK THE MUSICAL® cast at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, booking is required. Booking for Kids Week in the West End will open on Tuesday July 12 and tickets are available online at www.kidsweek.co.uk.
Details of all of these events are available online at: www.shrekthemusical.co.uk
Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, SHREK THE MUSICAL® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation feature film Shrek, the first chapter in the series of irreverent fairy tales.
The Anglo-American creative team is led by directors Jason Moore and Rob Ashford and includes David Lindsay-Abaire (Book and Lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (Music), Tim Hatley (Scenic, Costume and Puppet Design), Hugh Vanstone (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), and Josh Prince (Choreography).
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