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The wait is nearly Ogre … SHREK THE MUSICAL comes to Theatre Royal Nottm 11-23 September

Actor and recording artist Amelia Lily will take on the iconic role of Princess Fiona in the new critically acclaimed production of SHREK THE MUSICAL®. A major UK and Ireland tour of the smash hit musical will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 23 September 2018.

‘A wise-cracking monster of a show’
The Herald, Scotland

Amelia Lily joins the star cast with Steffan Harri as the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’,Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.

The company of fairy-tale characters includesAdam Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Michael Carolan, Joseph Dockree, Will Hawksworth, Sarah-Louise Jones, Reece Kerridge, Thomas Lee Kidd, Amy Oxley, Jemma Revell, Lucinda Shaw, Sam Stones, Adam Taylor, Jennifer Tierney, Sophie Wallis, Francesca Williams, Laura Wilson andKevin Yates.

“OGRE the top and monstrously funny, Shrek The Musical is laugh-a-minute family fun.”
Birmingham Express and Star

Amelia Lily first rose to fame on The X Factor, finishing third on the eighth series in 2011. Her debut single ‘You Bring Me Joy’ reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. Theatre credits include the Narrator in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Whatsername in the West End premiere of Green Day’s hit punk rock musical American Idiot (Arts Theatre & UK Tour) and Shout! (Winter Gardens Blackpool). Most recently Amelia was runner up in the 2017 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

Following the unprecedented success of the first ever UK and Ireland Tour, a brand new production of the hit Broadway and West End musical opened in Edinburgh for Christmas 2017 to a fantastic critical and public response. The show is now touring to major cities throughout 2018 including Stoke, Blackpool, Woking, Liverpool, Norwich, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno, Nottingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Plymouth, Southampton and Leeds.

 

“A perfect adaptation”
Sheffield Telegraph

Nigel Harman returns 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, most recently, Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish The Musical (The Other Palace). 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.

Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL® brings over 100 much-loved fairytale characters, plus a 14-foot dragon, to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

 

“A colourful, fun-packed family show with a great message for kids, I can’t recommend Shrek The Musical highly enough”
Northampton Chronicle

 

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.

 

The UK and Ireland tour of the original DreamWorks Production is presented by the original West End production team Neal Street Productions and Playful Productions with Ron Kastner, Saracen Films, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals, Lee Menzies and Mark Cartwright.

Photo Credits – Tristram Kenton & Helen Maybanks

LOCAL LISTINGS INFORMATION

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Tuesday 11 September – Sunday 23 September 2018
THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM
£20 – £49.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 16s, Go Card** holders, Schools, Families and Groups

www.trch.co.uk
0115 989 5555

James Jarvis
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