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Shrek the Musicals – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director:  Nigel Harman Reviewer: Lu Greer Shrek the Musical, currently embarking on its second UK tour, brings to the stage the hugely successful 2001 Dreamworks animation.  The original film reinvented the fairytale, following the gruff ogre Shrek from his beloved swamp on an adventure that teaches us lessons about perceptions of beauty ...

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Shrek the Musical – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Book & Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: May Mellstrom In 2001 DreamWorks introduced a generation to Scottish ogre Shrek and in doing so spawned a franchise; including four films, a spin-off and this stage musical, which having played Broadway and the West End now embarks on a second UK tour.   With a book by ...

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Shrek the Musical – Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Nigel Harman Music: Jeanine Tesori Reviewer: Matthew Jackson  Back on a UK Tour is a musical adaption of Dreamworks animation Shrek. A firm family favourite that is almost certain to draw a packed theatre and that is certainly true for press night at the Regent Theatre. With clever puppetry and funny characters, there is ...

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Shrek the Musical – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Jim Gillespie The tone for the latest touring production of Shrek the Musical was set by the Front of House announcement as the house lights dimmed. Should we fail to switch off our mobile phones, we were warned, Shrek would come down from the stage and fart on ...

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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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