Shrek The Musical
has become the latest film
adaptation to hit the West End stage and has landed with an almighty thud,
stamping it’s mark for what should be years to come.
Early previews of the show received mixed
reactions as the show producers worked hard on adjusting the Broadway production
to be more suited to the London musicals audience. Their perseverance has been
well worthwhile as the show has been riotously received and described as ‘Hysterically
Funny. Glorious.’ The Independent
, ‘Deliciously Funny.
Spectacular.’ Daily Telegraph
and ‘Joyous. The most fun you’ll ever have.’ The Mirror
The musical centres on the first instalment of the
much loved Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation. Shrek (Nigel Lindsay) and Donkey
(Richard Blackwood) set off an adventure to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona
(Amanda Holden), who is being guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon.Shrek The Musical
does take a few numbers to find
its feet but by the time the opening of ‘Welcome To Duloc’ starts things are
starting to get in full swing. The appearance of Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad
raises the humour stakes as, in a show-stealing performance, the actor takes
centre stage with a wonderfully zealous performance delivered entirely on his
have been flying out the door on the
back of great reviews for Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden (Princess Fiona) and it
is easy to see why. There is a certain lack of spark between Nigel Lindsay as Shrek
and Richard Blackwood as Donkey when they hold the stage by themselves but
Shrek The Musical
is still great fun entertainment for the whole family and
concludes with a rousing reception of ‘I’m A Believer’.
This is one of the best new comedy musicals to
have hit the London musicals scene in recent years and is not to be missed.
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