More Cast in Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Jon-Scott Clark and Others Joining Dean Chisnall, Neil McDermott, Richard Blackwood and Kimberley Walsh in the West End
The last time that “Shrek The Musical” was in the news was back in November when it was revealed that Dean Chisnall and Neil McDermott would be replacing Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman as Shrek and Lord Farquaad respectively. Now the production finds itself in the news again as more new cast members take on various roles from Wednesday 29th February 2012.
Both Richard Blackwood and Kimberley Walsh remain in the roles of Donkey and Princess Fiona in the production at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The new cast members include Jon-Scott Clark, Ste Clough, Ricardo Coke-Thomas,Blaise Colangelo, Lucie Downer, Oliver Eyre, Alice Fearn, Lucy Maria Gill, Clare Halse, Bradley Jaden, Aaron Lee Lambert, Marc Leslie, Alastair Natkiel, Landi Oshinowo, Joseph Prouse, Ashley J Russell, Jonathan Stewart, Lucy Tapp and Karli Vale. They take on supporting roles like Peter Pan, Pig, Mad Hatter and various other well known names to inhabit the fictional fairy-tale world in which “Shrek the Musical” is set.
In “Shrek the Musical” the plot mirrors the movie “Shrek” very closely as we are introduced to the swamp-dwelling ogre of the title. His adventure begins as a means of saving his home and his way of life, teaming with a wise-cracked donkey to fulfil his goal, but when he accidentally saves a princess he causes her problems as she was banking on a handsome prince carrying out the deed – something that would have saved her from a terrible curse. The story is noted for featuring various characters from fairy tales, with references to such works, and pop culture, along the way.
The production opened at the London theatre in June 2011 with the original cast of Nigel Lindsay, Nigel Harman (both remaining until Wednesday 29th February 2012), Richard Blackwood and Amanda Holden, with the latter recently replaced by Kimberley Walsh (who remains as Princess Fiona until Monday 21st May 2012). It has proven to be a popular production and one of the West End’s best known musicals.
“Shrek the Musical” continues at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and is currently booking to Sunday 16th December 2012.