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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 – 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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Shrek the Musical – The Lowry, Salford

Dean Chisnall and Bronte Barbe in Shrek The Musical

Book &Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: John Roberts   Based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated movie – which itself was based on a picture book by William Steig, Shrek the Musical first landed on Broadway in 2008, and a West End run followed in 2011 – 2013. This current UK tour has been on the ...

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Shrek the Musical – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Idriss Kargbo and Dean Chisnall in Shrek UK tour

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Big, bold and irreverent, Shrek the Musical translates the hit 2001 film into a slick, superbly staged musical romp that entertains family and adult audiences alike. The musical largely follows the same narrative as the film, albeit with some tweaks and a bit of backstory for ...

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Shrek The Musical – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Shrek and Donkey from the Musical

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Tour Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Beth Steer Based on DreamWorks’ 2001 block-buster animation, Shrek the Musical is pitted as an ‘all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza’ that makes for the perfect family show for Christmas. Shrek follows the adventures of a famously green, infamously ugly ogre - who makes a most loveable, if unlikely, hero ...

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Shrek The Musical – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Shrek and Donkey from the Musical

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Original Book: William Steig Music: Jeannie Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Matt Forrest   With television channels rapidly assembling their Yuletide schedules just in time for Christmas, you can pretty much guarantee family favourite Shrek (the movie) will be somewhere in the mix. Originally released in 2001, this Oscar-winning blockbuster has entertained young and old ...

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INTERVIEW: Idriss Kargbo lifts the lid on life as Shrek’s best buddy

Idriss Kargbo and Dean Chisnall in Shrek UK tour

With the UK tour of Shrek the Musical making its way around the country, The Reviews Hub's Fraser MacDonald caught up with Donkey, otherwise known as Idriss Kargbo,just before opening in Edinburgh. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, could you give a brief summary of the plot of Shrek and how the musical differs from the movie? Shrek is basically ...

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Shrek the Musical – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Shrek and Donkey from the Musical

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Shrek the Musical sounds like your average fairytale. Princess Fiona has been trapped in a tower since the age of seven, guarded by a large dragon, and dreaming of her Prince Charming to come and rescue her. There’s a twist to the tale, though, as her ...

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