SHREK THE MUSICAL® will open at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Spring 2011. Tickets on sale from 1 October 2010 with the first performance on 6 May 2011 and the Opening Night on 14 June.

This new stage musical is based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter in the much loved series of irreverent fairy tales.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey, as they set off on an adventure to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona, from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon.

Add a wannabe King with a height complex, a bunch of fairytale superstars, and a biscuit with an attitude, and you've got next year's must see new musical comedy - Shrek The Musical®.

Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem – I'm a Believer, Shrek The Musical® brings the well loved characters to life in a hilarious and spectacular new production which turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of magic, laughter and romance.


Nigel Lindsay - Shrek

Nigel has worked extensively in film, television and theatre, most recently starring as Charlie in Sucker Punch at the Royal Court. His stage credits include Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at the Almeida, Under the Blue Sky at the Duke of Yorks, Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre, and the Oliver Award winning National Theatre production of The Pillowman. Nigel recently played one of the eponymous Four Lions in the celebrated Chris Morris film.



Amanda Holden - Princess Fiona

Amanda Holden played the title role in the West End production of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2003, for which she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.  Among her varied television roles are Mel in the BBC’s Kiss Me Kate, Mia Bevan in the BBC’s Cutting It and Sarah Trevanion in ITV1’s Wild at Heart. Amanda is a judge on ITV1’s Britain's Got Talent, and the UK correspondent for CBS America’s The Early Show.


Nigel Harman - Lord Farquaard

Nigel became a household name after playing heart-throb Dennis Rickman in BBC1's EastEnders. He has worked extensively in theatre, starring in Three Days of Rain at the Apollo, Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre and on tour, and Privates on Parade at the Donmar Warehouse. Television and film roles include BBC1's Hotel Babylon and Blood Diamond.


Richard Blackwood - Donkey

A regular on the comedy circuit, Richard Blackwood recently performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre.  In 2007 Richard became the host of ‘RB’s Sunday School’ on Choice FM. He has a range of TV credits including ITV’s Britannia High, BBC1’s Dani’s House and his own show on Channel 4, The Richard Blackwood Show. Stage credits include national tours of Roy Williams’ Angel House and The Unexpected Guest, and The Brothers at the Hackney Empire.