Almost time for Shrek to arrive in Granite City

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Shrek The Musical will be hitting the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, next month for a three-week run.

The popular musical stars Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, the role he previously played in the West End.

Faye Brookes plays damsel in distress ‘Princess Fiona’, Idriss Kargbo is Shrek’s wisecracking sidekick ‘Donkey’ and Gerard Carey will play pint-sized villain ‘Lord Farquaad’.

They will be joined by a full company of fairy-tale characters.

The tour of Shrek the Musical 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.

The tour opened at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and will visit a host of locations across the UK in 2015, including Aberdeen.

Shrek The Musical, originally directed in the West End by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Academy Award-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film.

Shrek The Musical opened on Broadway in 2008 before touring to nearly 150 cities in the USA and Canada. Productions of Shrek The Musical have played in a host of countries around the world.

The UK and Ireland tour will be presented by Dreamworks Theatricals, Neal Street Productions, Playful Productions, Lee Menzies, Ron Kastner, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Saracen Films, Mark Cartwright, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals.

Shrek The Musical will be showing at Hist Majesty’s Theatre from Wednesday, January 21, to Sunday, February 8.

For tickets and further information, visit www.boxofficeaberdeen.com or call 01224 641 122.