Director & Choreographer: Eleanor Strutt
Assistant Director: Emma Jaggs
Assistant Choreographer & Assistant Director: Zoë Stockwell
Musical Director: Mark Smith
Producers: Jenny Galloway & Sarah Jefferies
Stage Manager: Charlotte Murray
The cast list for this show is now CLOSED
We still need a lot of help on this show including
Please get in touch if you think you have skills that would help with the show!
Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind fairy tale in which curses are reversed,
donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and
sizes. Grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek lives alone in his swamp. The outside
world fears and mocks him, so he is more than happy to reject it in return.
Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless
fairy tale characters — Pinocchio, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little
Pigs, and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the cruel
persecution of vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad.
Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (whom
Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad promises to
remove the fairytale creatures from his swamp. In a desperate attempt to
regain his swamp’s hermetic peace, Shrek enters the world for the first time
in his life. He travels to Princess Fiona’s tower, rescues her from a fire-
breathing dragon, and then – scariest of all – is forced to get to know the
princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad. To the stubborn
ogre’s dismay, Fiona defies all of his expectations of what a ‘princess’ should
be. She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: Love.