Cast update for Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Shrek The Musical due to open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane end of May 2011 has announced two cast members.  Amanda Holden will play Princess Fiona and Richard Blackwood will play Donkey.

This new stage musical is based on the story and characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter in the much loved series of irreverent fairy tales.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey, as they set off on an adventure to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona, from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon.

Add a wannabe King with a height complex, a bunch of fairytale superstars, and a biscuit with an attitude, and you’ve got next year’s must see new musical comedy – Shrek The Musical.

Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem – I’m a Believer, Shrek the Musical brings the well loved characters to life in a hilarious and spectacular new production which turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of magic, laughter and romance.

The Anglo-American creative team is led by directors Jason Moore and Rob Ashford and includes David Lindsay-Abaire (Book and Lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (Music), Tim Hatley (Scenic, Costume and Puppet Design), Hugh Vanstone (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), and Josh Prince (Choreography).

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