Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane – Round-up of Reviews

A round-up of reviews of Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane starring Amanda Holden, Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman.

Richard Blackwood, Nigel Lindsay and Amanda Holden in Shrek The Musical
Richard Blackwood, Nigel Lindsay and Amanda Holden in Shrek The Musical

Riding on the success of Disney’s venture into stage entertainment, DreamWorks has followed suite, turning their hugely successful Shrek movie franchise into a big new stage musical.

The show stars Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona, Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions) as Shrek, comedian Richard Blackwood as Donkey andNigel Harman (EastEnders) as Lord Farquaad.

The creative team behind the show includes directors Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Josh Prince.

See a round-up of Shrek The Musical reviews, below.

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Average Critics Rating
★★★

REVIEWS ROUND-UP

The Guardian
★★★

“Genuinely theatrical, generous-spirited and mercifully free of the sensory bombardment that afflicts some of its rivals. What it lacks is memorable tunes.”


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The Daily Telegraph
★★★

“Shrek certainly doesn’t rank among the musical greats, but it offers an engaging couple of hours of family fun.”


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The Independent
★★★★

“To judge from the giddy glee and hilarity the London version of Shrek The Musical is arousing in its early audiences, it looks likely that we are going to be clutching the all-green, all-singing ogre in a warm embrace for time."


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Daily Mail

"Fairytale meets panto meets Monty Python. That is roughly the mix of Drury Lane’s musical adaptation of the American animated film Shrek."


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