Cast unveiled for Shrek the Musical tour

A nationwide tour of Shrek the Musical will open at Edinburgh Playhouse (December 12, 2017-January 7, 2018).

The production will then visit Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Stoke, Blackpool, Woking, Liverpool, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno and Leeds, plus newly added venues in Norwich, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Plymouth and Southampton.

Leading the cast as Shrek will be Steffan Harri, who previously starred in the original UK tour, with Call the Midwife star Laura Main as Princess Fiona.

Due to filming commitments, she will be performing at selected venues throughout the tour.

Joining the cast will be Marcus Ayton as Shrek’s sidekick, Donkey, and Samuel Holmes as Lord Farquaad.

Co-producer Caro Newling, of Neal Street Productions, said: “Since Shrek the Musical’s West End debut in 2011 we have opened our doors to nearly two million audience members nationwide.”

Nigel Harman will return as director, having made his directorial debut on the musical’s first tour.

The show is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film.

Pictured from left are: Laura Main, Steffan Harri, Samuel Holmes and Marcus Ayton.