Theatre Royal Drury Lane
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres it will be on your left in Russell Street/Catherine Street.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 26th April 2011|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 24th February 2013|
|Matinees:||Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm (Wednesdays 7pm)|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 5 and over. Under 4s will not be admitted.|
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 5 and over. Under 4s will not be admitted.
The West End continues to prove that it is the top place to witness some of the world’s best musicals as it is the home of yet another movie character taking his steps on to the stage. Where previously these have been movies such as The Lion King or the popular Billy Elliot, this time it takes the form of everyone’s favourite green ogre – Shrek. After appearing on a cinema screens in four movies as he embarked on adventures in a land Far Far Away, he now appears at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in Shrek The Musical, the latest incarnation of a hugely popular name.
The show had already been seen across the United States prior to its arrival in the West End, where it took audiences into the world they witnessed in the movies. Originally starting out life in Seattle, it was eventually witnessed by Broadway audiences and those across the country on a national tour. So it was only natural that it would one day find its way to the West End as well - and it did so sporting an exciting cast. Over the years this cast has evolved, but the show has remained high in quality.
In Shrek the Musical we follow the events of the first movie closely. In it we are introduced to the swamp-dwelling Shrek as he inhabits a small house in the middle of a large forest, which resembles the classic backdrop found in Disney fairytales. Pretty soon he manages to rescue a princess who has been trapped in a castle, thus disrupting a plan that has been set in motion to find her handsome prince. It transpires that she needed such a rescue to break a terrible curse – one that has made her an ogre just like Shrek.
So there are bound to be an abundance of London theatre fans hoping to pick up theatre tickets for Shrek the Musical with a familiar team of characters portrayed by a group of well known faces. It appears at a venue that has welcomed some well known shows over the years and this famous musical continues that tradition.
Shrek the Musical opened at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane from Tuesday 7th June 2011 (previews from May 2011).