Monday 1 February 2016

Shrek The Musical at The Lowry

Shrek The Musical takes ‘ogre’ The Lowry this Month, starring talented locals; Lancashire-born Dean Chisnall and Bronté Barbé from Macclesfield as Shrek and Fiona. 

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek The Musical joins unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love -sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!

Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem ‘I’m a Believer’, Shrek The Musical brings all the much–loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

Starting, tomorrow, 2nd February, the monster hit Shrek The Musical begins the last stop on it's triumphant first UK and Ireland tour at The Lowry, starring North West talent, from Tue 2                   February - Sat 20 February 2016.

    Shrek The Musical stars Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre Shrek. Dean played the         role of Shrek in the West End and also starred as Gary Barlow in the musical Never Forget at the         Savoy and on tour.
    Damsel in distress, Princess Fiona, will be played by Bronté Barbé from Macclesfield in Cheshire.     You may remember Bronté from when she was selected as one of the final 10 in Andrew Lloyd           Webber’s search for ‘Dorothy’ in the 2010 BBC 1 reality TV show Over the Rainbow. Bronté             previously played the role of Little Red Riding Hood in Shrek The Musical, before being promoted     to the lead role of Princess Fiona.

    Dean and Bronté join continuing cast members Idriss Kargbo, as Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick           Donkey, and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad.

    Shrek The Musical is directed by Nigel Harman. Nigel makes his directing debut with the UK and       Ireland Tour of Shrek The Musical but is widely known as an actor in theatre, film and television.       Nigel began his work with Shrek playing Lord Farquaad in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane                   production of the musical. For this role Nigel won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting     Performance in a Musical and Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a                   Musical. Nigel is well known for having played the role of Dennis Rickman in BBC’s EastEnders       from 2003 to 2005. 

Check out the video below for a sneak peek of what the Lowry will be offering audiences this month...

The hit show runs from Tue 2 February - Sat 20 February 2016 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. Family tickets for two adults and two children start from just 

We can't wait to see the show on Wednesday and we'll be back here to tell you all about it later in the week!

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