Complete Casting Announced for London's Shrek The Musical

News   Complete Casting Announced for London's Shrek The Musical
 
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions have announced full casting for the West End production of Shrek The Musical, which will open at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on May 6.

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden

The cast will be headed by Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona.

The company will also include Delroy Atkinson, Amy Beadel, Stephanie Bron, Dean Chisnall, Jon-Scott Clark, Ste Clough, Lee William-Davis, Ross Dawes, Lucie Downer, Alice Fearn, Michelle Francis, Ashley E Hale, Rosanna Hyland, Bradley Jaden, Aaron Lee Lambert, Emma Lindars, Grant Murphy, Spencer O'Brien, Landi Oshinowo, Damien Poole, stuart Matthew Price, Jacqui Sanchez, Jonathan Stewart, Leigh-Anne Stone, Lucy Tapp, Karli Vale and Michael Watson.

The roles of Young Shrek and Young Fiona will be shared by actors Samantha Allison, Chorlène Biron-Monnier, Lauren Dawes, Madeleine Hill, Emilia Jones and Sophie Wythe.

The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book "Shrek!" and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation feature film "Shrek."

Tickets for the new stage musical are now on sale for performances until Feb. 19, 2012.

Shrek The Musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land.  Joined by a wise-cracking donkey who won’t shut up, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty Princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales."

The Anglo-American creative team is led by directors Jason Moore and Rob Ashford and includes David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (music), Tim Hatley (scenic, costume and puppet design), Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design) and Josh Prince (choreography).

For tickets call 0844 871 8810 or visit www.shrekthemusical.co.uk.

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