Straight from the swap (Ok, the Haymarket Hotel in London), BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share photos of the principle cast members for the upcoming West End production of SHREK THE MUSICAL. The show will open at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in May 2011. Tickets went on sale to the general public on October 1, 2010. The new stage musical will initially be booking until February 19, 2012. Click below for the first preview footage!
Nigel Lindsay will play Shrek, Nigel Harman will play Lord Farquaad. Amanda Holden will play Princess Fiona and Richard Blackwood will play Donkey.
SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the Dreamworks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.
SHREK THE MUSICAL was initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to Dreamworks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production. The musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals and Co-President of Production for Dreamworks Animation) and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling). The Broadway cast album for SHREK THE MUSICAL is available on Decca Broadway.
For more information, visit www.ShrekTheMusical.com.