|Booking From:||Friday, 29th January 2016|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 29th January 2016|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 5 and over.|
It was incredible last night the way Amanda and the rest of the shrek crew delivered their lines. Was incredible i am so proud for them and keep up the good work.
Outstanding show fun for all the family the best i've seen as good as the lion king.
Great show, fun for all the family one of the best I've seen for a very long time.
What a fabulous night thoroughly enjoy this show just got back from london today. This is well worth the money i can promise you.
When the Oscar CG animated movie version of Shrek was first released in cinemas, it was a breath of fresh air. A clever satire of the Disney fairytale memorable for its catchy soundtrack, excellent animation and hilarious vocal performances from such powerhouses as John Lithgow and comedian Mike Myers. Shrek the Musical boasts an original sound track (the exception being the Monkees track I’m a Believer) and offers excellent family entertainment and gags galore while providing us with a visual feast that puts 3D cinema to shame.
For those of you not familiar with the movie, the musical pretty much tells us the story of the first Shrek adventure (with a few parts of the more recent movies included). Shrek (played by Nigel Lindsay is not your typical fairy tale hero. For a start he is an Ogre and he doesn’t like to be bothered by anyone. When he is forced to perform a task for Lord Farquad (played by a vertically challenged Nigel Harman) in order to restore peace and quiet to his beloved swamp, he embarks on a quest with his unwanted companion Donkey (Richard Blackwood) to find the beautiful - and temperamental - Princess Fiona (Amanda Holden) and he may just find that there is more to life than the contents of his swamp.
I was skeptical about this stage version of what is a brilliant piece of animation. What was a fresh take on the genre has become stale in recent years with the subsequent sequels paling in comparison to the brilliant original. This is why I think it was a good move to go back to the source material as it works so well. Shrek is a tale of companionship and love that is more than just skin deep. The scale of the production is amazing. Wonderful and magical use of projection (the magic mirror scene is incredible) as well as some excellent performance that come through despite the heavy prosthetics in place. The musical numbers are infectious and the creators of Avenue Q (Rob Ashford and Jason Moore) really get the most out of the great humor in the piece. It is just the right side of panto and really great family fun.
I find it hysterical that Shrek is playing on Drury Lane, incidentally where the creator of Gingy lives, the one and only Muffin Man!
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