Producers of Shrek The Musical have announced that the larger-than-life musical will be returning to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 18th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019.
Join unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairy tale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, Shrek The Musical brings over 100 much-loved fairy tale characters, plus a 14-foot dragon, to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
Nigel Harman returns as director, having made his directorial debut on Shrek The Musical’s first UK and Ireland Tour. Best known for his television and stage work, Nigel Harman originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End production, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Television credits include heart-throb Dennis Rickman in EastEnders, villainous valet Mr Green in Downton Abbey and Bradley in Sky’s Mount Pleasant, which aired its sixth series in Autumn 2016. Notable stage appearances include Jamie Lloyd’s production of Three Days of Rain alongside James McAvoy, Privates on Parade at the Donmar Warehouse and A Chorus of Disapproval, directed by Trevor Nunn.
On its debut UK tour in 2014, Leeds Grand Theatre was the first venue outside London to host the family show welcoming director Nigel Harman and the cast to its rehearsal space before the show opened.
Nigel Harman says: ‘I had so much fun directing the original UK & Ireland Tour that I jumped at the chance to work on it again. Shrek the Musical has created pivotal moments in my career – firstly winning an Olivier and then my directorial debut. It’s certainly become one of the classic family musicals of all time and I’m really proud to be a part of it’.
Shrek The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday December 18th 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.
To read the review of the 2014 production at Leeds Grand Theatre, click here.