More dates announced for Shrek the Musical tour

Published: 23 October 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Touring into 2024: Shrek the Musical

Fourteen new dates have been added to the UK and Ireland tour of Shrek the Musical, taking the show through to April 2024.

Shrek the Musical will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 21 July 2023 and will visit a total of 31 venues. A new creative team will re-imagine the show which will feature all the characters from the Dreamworks animated film as well as the songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical.

After opening at Plymouth the show will tour to Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, Southend, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Oxford, Wimbledon, Dartford, Northampton, Bradford, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff, York and Blackpool.

The new venues announced for 2024 are Glasgow Kings, Edinburgh Playhouse, Coventry’s Belgrade, Sunderland Empire, Liverpool Empire, Southampton Mayflower, Milton Keynes Theatres, Hull New Theatre, Cheltenham’s Everyman, Nottingham Playhouse, Norwich Theatre Royal, Belfast’s Grand Opera House, the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham and the Millenium Forum, Derry.

The team joining forces to recreate the musical includes co-director Sam Holmes who returns to the swamp after playing Lord Farquaad in the previous UK tour. He is joined by director and choreographer Nick Winston. Set and costume design will be by Philip Witcomb, with Ben Cracknel on lighting and Ben Harrison on sound.

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