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Madagascar The Musical – Darlington Hippodrome

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Original Music & Lyrics: George Noriega & Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Reviewer: Mark Clegg DreamWorks Animation’s 2005 movie Madagascar does not immediately seem to be a suitable basis for a theatrical musical. The film follows a group of very cartoony zoo animals as they escape their enclosures and blunder around New York before getting recaptured ...

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Madagascar: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Music and Lyrics: George Noriega & Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Choreographer: Fabian Aloise Designer: Tom Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Madagascar, the much-loved, 2005 Dreamworks’ movie returns to Glasgow in its musical form, just in time to catch the school holiday crowd. Our familiar friends from New York’s Central Park Zoo: Alex, ‘the king of the ...

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Madagascar – The Musical, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Music and Lyrics: Geoge Noriega and Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Marty the zebra and his friends have it pretty good in Central Park Zoo. But on Marty’s tenth birthday a mid-life crisis has hit him. After talking to a commando unit of penguins who are plotting their escape to Antarctica, he hankers after the wild, albeit ...

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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 – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Tour Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Joan Phillips It is hard to put a foot wrong with a musical stage version of this immensely successful film. Shrek (the movie) was a blockbuster and Oscar-winning success on its release in 2001. Shrek The Musical has been filling theatres since it first hit New York ...

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Shrek The Musical – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Jeanine Tesori Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The latest in a string of musicals based on feature films hits the Birmingham Hippodrome with this adaptation of the Dreamworks’ 2001 animated film, Shrek. The film managed to tell a heart-warming story while also being almost a parody of itself, poking good-natured fun at many ...

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NEWS: Shrek UK Tour cast announced.

The producers of the first ever tour of the UK and Ireland of SHREK THE MUSICAL® are delighted to announced its brand new company. Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will star Dean Chisnall ...

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NEWS: Nigel Harman to direct UK tour of Shrek the Musical

Nigel Harman best known for his long running rôle as Dennis Rickman in Eastenders and soon to be playing Simon Cowell in I Can’t Sing the X-Factor Musical at the London Palladium will direct the UK and Ireland tour of Shrek the Musical, which will open at the Leeds Grand Theatre in July 2014. Harman is no stranger to the ...

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