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Shrek the Musical – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Book and lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Jenny Sawyer Reviewer: Alice Fowler Shrek is a story for our times: a reminder that heroes come in unlikely guises and no man (or ogre) is an island. The Guildford School of Acting takes this fairy tale adventure and makes it triumphantly its own. This high-energy production of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation film (itself ...

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Shrek The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Composer: Jeanine Tesori Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Nigel Harman  Choreographer: Josh Prince Designer: Tim Hatley Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The big, green, Scottish ogre is back on the road again, delighting audiences young and old in this joyful, colourful, in-your-face, fun night out for all the family. Based on the award-winning 2001, Dreamworks movie, Shrek and Donkey join forces to rescue Princess ...

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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 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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CD REVIEW: Richard Woodford – Because of You

Album cover to Richard Woodford's debut album, Because of You

Reviewer: Holly Spanner With two decades of experience in the musical theatre industry, this debut album from Richard Woodford has been long awaited. During his career, to date, he has been involved in 11 major productions and is now somewhat spoilt for choice when it comes to material. It includes a selection of tracks from shows he has performed in, ...

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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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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 – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Tour Director: Nigel Harman Musical Director: Dave Rose Original Choreography: Josh Prince Reviewer: Fiona Hannon People of Sheffield booked their tickets to see Shrek – The Musical almost two years ago, and it was certainly worth the wait. This production is a complete joy from start to finish. Anyone who is familiar ...

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