Shrek The Musical

 6th-12th March 2022 @ The Epsom Playhouse

Directed By Laura Faulkner

M.D: Steven Geraghty


Synopsis

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a side splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a firebreathing dragon after all) and more! Fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


Noda Review

National Operatic & Dramatic Association London Region
Society : Epsom Players
Production : Shrek The musical
Date : 10th March 2022
Venue : Epsom Playhouse
Report by : Phil Wilcox