PREVIEW: Shrek The Musical - a magical Christmas adventure at Winter Gardens Blackpool

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Dreaming of a green Christmas?

Then you need to book now for shrektackular festive fun at Winter Gardens Blackpool which will stage Shrek The Musical from December 12 to 30, 2023.

It’s the show that promises to take family entertainment into ‘ogre’ drive.

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The musical, a brand-new production of the DreamWorks hit, will light up the stage featuring a star-studded cast and a reimagined creative vision.

Antony Lawrence is Shrek, alongside Joanne Clifton, famed for her dazzling performances on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, as Princess Fiona.

James Gillan, celebrated for his role in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, brings to life the character of Lord Farquaad.

The energetic Brandon Lee Sears takes on the role of Donkey, and Cherece Richards makes her principal role debut as the Dragon.

Produced by the teams behind Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, this award-winning musical has been refreshed for a new audience.

It retains all the charm of the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animation, complete with the beloved characters, catchy songs, and engaging storyline, originally penned by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori.

The creative team recreating Shrek's vibrant world includes director and choreographer Nick Winston and co-director Sam Holmes.

They're joined by designer Philip Witcomb, alongside a skilled team comprising Ben Cracknel (lighting), Jim Arnold (casting), Ben Harrison (sound), Nina Dunn (projection design), and Jimmy Grimes (puppet design).

Antony Lawrence, known for roles in The Lion King and We Will Rock You, brings depth to the character of Shrek. Joanne Clifton's experience, from winning the World Professional Showdance Champion to her triumphant run on Strictly Come Dancing, adds a dynamic flair to Fiona.

James Gillan, an Olivier Award nominee, and Brandon Lee Sears, with his diverse theatre background, complete this dynamic cast.

Shrek The Musical invites audiences to embark on a journey to a land Far Far Away.

Filled with memorable songs like I’m A Believer, Big Bright Beautiful World, and I Know It’s Today, the musical is an extravaganza for audiences of all ages.

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