Shrek

David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori

Shrek

This all-new production straight from Broadway is based on Shrek's adventures in the classic William Steig book and Oscar-winning film. Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of everybody's favorite fairytale creatures. 3.1 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
Shrek

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Location London
Venue Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Director Rob Ashford, Jason Moore, Josh Prince
Cast Amanda Holden, Nigel Harman, Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood
From June 2011
Until February 2011
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This all-new production straight from Broadway is based on Shrek's adventures in the classic William Steig book and Oscar-winning film. Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of everybody's favorite fairytale creatures.

Reviews

The Independent

Paul Taylor

Shrek The Musical is a glorious tease… I look forward to seeing this show again.

15/06/2011

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The Times

Libby Purves

Importantly this show’s magic lies in wit, character and story rather than technology.

15/06/2011

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The Evening Standard

Henry Hitchings

David Lindsay-Abaire provides a solid book and cheering lyrics. Yet several of the film's best jokes are gone. Jeanine Tesori's score is unmemorable… I can't see children being enchanted by this.

15/06/2011

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The Sunday Express

Mark Shenton

Effectively an out-of-season panto. In the same theatre where a helicopter once landed on stage in Miss Saigon and witches flew above us in The Witches Of Eastwick, this show’s flying plastic dragon is no substitute in terms of spectacle, but it’s enjoyable enough.

19/06/2011

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The Financial Times

Ian Shuttleworth

Enough fun and naughtiness to keep kids entranced and so cover the entire family waterfront.

17/05/2011

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The Guardian

Michael Billington

It is genuinely theatrical, generous-spirited and mercifully free of the sensory bombardment that afflicts some of its rivals. What it lacks is memorable tunes… I was still left pining for that moment of ecstasy that is the musical's chief justification.

14/06/2011

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The Daily Mail

Quentin Letts

Sentiment, beauty and haunting melody are absent. But Shrek is energetically amusing.

15/06/2011

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The Observer

Susannah Clapp

It's blarey, bursting with fart jokes, luridly coloured, short on good tunes – and disarming… Shrek does what Wicked failed to do: it makes green faces look gorgeous.

19/06/2011

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The Stage

Lisa Martland

Silly musical theatre in-jokes and visual gags, together with a sense of humour that swings between pantomime and Monty Python, may put some audiences off, but directors Jason Moore and Rob Ashford (as well as choreographer Josh Prince) do well to juggle all the elements

15/06/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Charles Spencer

Brash, noisy and full of fart jokes though it is, Shrek will undoubtedly appeal to adults as well as children

15/06/2011

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Time Out

Caroline McGinn

Jeanine Tesori's bland, wistful music, despite soulful moments of '60s pastiche and a witty book and lyrics from David Lindsay-Abaire, just isn't juicy enough to do 'Shrek' justice.

15/06/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Kate Bassett

Mildly disappointing schlock, but not completely dreadful

19/06/2011

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