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Shrek the Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Clare White It’s a fairytale, but not as we know it. Based on the hugely popular 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek the Musical is a larger-than-life comedy spectacle which, amidst the fun and flatulence, challenges preconceived ideals of beauty and goodness – while thoroughly entertaining an audience of all ...

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Shrek the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: John Roberts Based on the Dreamworks Animation film, which itself was based on a book by William Steig of the same name, Shrek the Musical has had a rather fairytale journey with a big bright beautiful Broadway opening, several US Tours, a two-year run at the Theatre Royal Drury and ...

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Shrek – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Tour Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Gareth Davies They may be tales as old as time, but in 2001 Shrek gave traditional fairy stories a post-modern makeover, turning inwards the conventions of happily ever after, and giving their characters a few sly twists. The film won a Best Animation Oscar, and DreamWorks had ...

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Giggin4Good: When You Wish Upon a Star – The Actor’s Church, London

Reviewer: John Roberts Emma Howe, Karen Howe, Hayley Guild and Shaun McCourt have taken the now over-populated Sunday night concert format in London and made it for the better, by literally raising thousands of pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. When You Wish Upon a Star is the sixth concert from the giggin4good team and arguably one of their best ...

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NEWS: West End stars look to Disney for Charity Concert

West End stars including Olivier Award winning Leanne Jones, Book of Mormon's Alexia Khadime, Julie Atherton, and Keith Jack will come together to join a wealth of up-and-coming musical theatre performers to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on Sunday 18th May at 7pm at The Actors Church, Covent Garden. When You Wish Upon A Staris produced by Emma ...

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