Shrek the Musical is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre on it first-ever tour of UK and Ireland bringing the tale of fairytales and villains.
The stage show producers announced today the the production, direct from London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane where it was seen by nearly a million people, will be directed by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the west end production, winning him the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
It will run at Aberdeen’s HMT for three weeks from Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and tickets go on sale to APA Fridays today (Friday) and to the general public next Friday (October 4) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
Originally directed (in the west end) by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, the stage production is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film.
“Shrek is a joyous, funny, colourful show, and we feel privileged that His Majesty’s Theatre is the first Scottish date on the UK and Ireland tour,” says Aberdeen Performing Arts head of programming Ben Torrie.
“We can’t wait to see it at HMT and we know Aberdeen audiences will love the spectacle of the stage show, which brings to life the fantastic characters created for the big screen.”
Shrek the Musical opened on Broadway in 2008 before touring America and has been seen in over 150 countries.