We’re suckers for a nostalgic stage show, aren’t we? First we lapped up the news of a My Neighbour Totoro production, and now comes the revelation that we’ll get to see a re-telling of the beloved story of Shrek and his companions in London again
Landing in London in September 2023, the new production recreates the award-winning Broadway and West End show Shrek the Musical (this time at the New Wimbledon Theatre), with an all-new creative team at the helm. Boasting a team of big names who’ve worked on globally loved productions such as Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast and Rock of Ages, guests are in for an epic ride when watching the show, the iconic songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical forming part of the reimagined show.
The official synopsis reads: “Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure. Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film, the Broadway and West End hit Shrek the Musical is a fun-filled, hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrektacular’ score.”
Mark Goucher, one of the show’s producers, said: “I am delighted to be bringing this re-imagined production of the beloved ‘Shrek the Musical’ to audiences across the UK and Ireland. The story of Shrek is known and loved across the world and this show is an incredibly joyous, fun and uplifting evening at the theatre that will be enjoyed by all ages”.
The original Broadway and West End shows have been nominated for some huge awards, including multiple Tony’s and Olivier awards.
Tickets are on sale now, and the show will run in London from September 26-30. Get the tickets here.