Shrek The Musical: Newcastle
En Theatre Royal Newcastle
Based on the award-winning DreamWorks Animation film, direct from the West End and larger than life, Shrek the Musical is must-see show for your whole family. Welcome to the world of Far Far Away – a land of princesses in towers, terrifying dragons and a handsome… oops, wrong story. If you’ve seen the films, you’ll know that grouchy green ogre Shrek is no Prince Charming. He is, however, a lot more fun. With hit song 'I’m a Believer' now part of the show, plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour and appearances from a whole host of fairytale faithfuls — from the Three Blind Mice to Gingy the Gingerbread Man — you’re in for a joyous take on the world of Once Upon a Time at Shrek The Musical. Dean Chisnall reprises his acclaimed West End turn as Shrek. He's joined by Faye Brooks as Princess Fiona, Idriss Kargbo as Donkey and Gerard Carey as Lord Farquaad. Grumpy green ogre Shrek just wants to be left alone, but the fairy-tale creatures outside his forest home won’t leave off for a minute. He’ll do anything for a quiet life and, in fact, he has to. Vertically-challenged egomaniac Lord Farquaad sends Shrek on a mission to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon, helped, loosely, by a wise-cracking Donkey. Shrek soon discovers a secret that threatens to put paid to his dream of a quiet life for good.