Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical has announced a second UK tour, and will open for a Christmas run in Edinburgh this December before embarking on the rest of the circuit. 

Shrek The Musical will open at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 12th December 2017 and run until 7th January 2018.

The production will then visit venues in Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Stoke, and Blackpool.

More venues are yet to be announced.


Shrek The Musical follows the story of an ogre called Shrek and his friend Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon. 

The show is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the DreamWorks feature film of the same name.

The musical features a number of songs written for the stage as well as the Shrek anthem I’m a Believer.

The production brings together more than 100 fairytale characters, plus a 14 foot animatronic dragon.

Casting information will be announced in due course.

More about the production

Nigel Harman will return as director for the show, having made his directorial debut on Shrek the Musical’s first UK and Ireland tour.

Nigel Harman also originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End production, but is best known for his TV roles in Eastenders and Downton Abbey.

The production has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori, and set and costume design by Tim Hatley. 

Shrek The Musical was first staged in the UK at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2011.

The musical first opened on Broadway in 2008 and has since toured nearly 150 cities in the USA and Canada, with productions having also played in Spain, Poland, France, Malaysia, China, Brazil, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Estonia, Israel and Turkey.

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