DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions has just annouced full casting for SHREK THE MUSICAL® in 2012, with 11 new performers set to join the company. Joining Dean Chisnall as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Neil McDermott as Lord Farquaad and Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona from February 29, 2012 will be company members: Jon-Scott Clark (Peter Pan), Ste Clough (Pig), Ricardo Coke-Thomas (White Rabbit), Blaise Colangelo (Teen Fiona, Tweedle Dum), Lucie Downer (Baby Bear, Blind Mouse), Oliver Eyre (Papa Ogre, Pig, Thelonius), Alice Fearn (Sugar Plum Fairy, Gingy), Lucy Maria Gill (Humpty Dumpty, Blind Mouse), Clare Halse (Tweedle Dee), Bradley Jaden (Papa Bear), Aaron Lee Lambert (Pig), Marc Leslie (Mad Hatter), Alastair Natkiel (Captain of the Guard, Wolf, Bishop), Landi Oshinowo (Dragon, Ugly Duckling), Joseph Prouse (Guard, King, Pied Piper), Ashley J Russell (Mama Ogre, Mama Bear), Jonathan Stewart (Pinocchio), Lucy Tapp (Queen, Witch), Karli Vale (Fairy Godmother, Blind Mouse) and swings Stephanie Bron, Lee William Davis, Patrick George, Alexandra Grierson, Rosanna Hyland, Grant Murphy, Damien Poole and Leigh-Anne Stone.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® currently stars Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona. Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman will perform for the final time as Shrek and Lord Farquaad respectively, on February 27, 2012.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® has been seen by more than 400,000 people at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane since the new stage production began preview performances on May 6, 2011.
Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, SHREK THE MUSICAL® is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning Dreamworks Animation feature film Shrek, the first chapter in the series of irreverent fairy tales.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® tells the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey who won’t shut up, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty Princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. With all-new songs, and an old favourite in I’m a Believer, this spectacular stage musical brings to life the original film’s cast of dysfunctional characters and the accompanying subversive fun.
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).