What’s On: Shrek The Musical, Churchill Theatre, Bromley

The world’s most loved ogre is coming to town and this time there will be a lot less grumbling and a lot more singing.

Shrek The Musical is an all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular that has seen much success on both sides of the pond since its debut on Broadway in 2008, and is heading to Churchill Theatre, Bromley on August 8-10.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, and book by William Steig, Shrek The Musical tells the story of a cranky, swamp-loving ogre whose quiet solitude is disrupted when a group of loud, exuberant fairytale characters descend on his land uninvited.

Determined to be rid of the bothersome group, what ensues is an action-packed adventure for Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey, as they rescue the beautiful and feisty Princess Fiona from the clutches of the fire- breathing dragon and the ruthless and egotistical Lord Farquaad.

Due to the scale of this year’s Summer Youth production, and with more than 120 young people involved in the show, three performers will each share one of the individual lead roles across the three night run.

Daniel Pratten, Benedict King and Ben Salter will share the lead role of Shrek, with Nadia Pettit-Johnson, Lucy Coop and Evie Hone sharing the role of Fiona and Lucy Miller, Karson Reynolds and Freya Millard sharing the role of Donkey.

Producer Kiaran Hall said: “This is an amazing opportunity to be one of the first companies in the country to produce such an iconic and popular show.

All of the cast and creative team are excited to be working on such a beloved modern fairy tale and we will have a fair few surprises in store for our audiences!”

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