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Shrek – The Grand, Leeds

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Once upon a time there was an ogre called Shrek.  Shrek The Musical is based on the popular 2001 DreamWorks Animation Film Shrek and William Steig’s book of the same name.  The musical premiered ten years ago in Seattle, United States, and is now on its ...

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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 – 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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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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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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