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Shrek The Musical - full cast announced.
The 2012 cast has been announced for Shrek The Musical, from 29 Feb 2012. 11 new performers will join the company.
The previously mentioned Dean Chisnall (Shrek), Neil McDermott (Lord Farquaad), Richard Blackwood (Donkey), Kimberley Walsh (Princess Fiona to 21st May 2012) will be joined by Jon-Scott Clark(Peter Pan), Ste Clough (Pig), Ricardo Coke-Thomas (White Rabbit), Blaise Colangelo (Teen Fiona, Tweedle Dum), Lucie Downer (Baby Bear, Blind Mouse), Oliver Eyre (Papa Ogre, Pig, Thelonius), Alice Fearn (Sugar Plum Fairy, Gingy), Lucy Maria Gill (Humpty Dumpty, Blind Mouse), Clare Halse (Tweedle Dee), Bradley Jaden (Papa Bear), Aaron Lee Lambert (Pig), Marc Leslie (Mad Hatter), Alastair Natkiel (Captain of the Guard, Wolf, Bishop), Landi Oshinowo (Dragon, Ugly Duckling), Joseph Prouse (Guard, King, Pied Piper), Ashley J Russell (Mama Ogre, Mama Bear), Jonathan Stewart (Pinocchio), Lucy Tapp (Queen, Witch), Karli Vale (Fairy Godmother, Blind Mouse).
The current cast includes Nigel Lindsay (Shrek), Richard Blackwood (Donkey), Nigel Harman (Lord Farquaad) and Kimberley Walsh (Princess Fiona).
Shrek The Musical opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 14 June 2011, following previews from 6 May , to mixed notices from the popular press: "Likeable mixture of wit and humanity" (Telegraph); "Lacks memorable tunes" (Guardian); "Energetically amusing" (Daily Mail).
It has book & lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the feature film Shrek.
It is directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, designs & costumes by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, choreography by Josh Prince, sound by Peter Hylenski. Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.
Tells the story, of the swamp-dwelling ogre who, in a faraway kingdom, embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey who won’t shut up, this unlikely hero - not a handsome prince - fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty Princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.