Shrek The Musical coming to the West Country this summer

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 January 2018

Steffan Harri and Amelia Lily will star in Shrek The Musical.

Steffan Harri and Amelia Lily will star in Shrek The Musical.

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Shrek The Musical will embark on a nationwide tour this summer, when it will be performed in the South West.

The show will run for eleven nights from August 8-19 at the Bristol Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade.

A full cast has been announced, with experienced West End performer Steffan Harri leading the line as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre Shrek, Marcus Ayton as his wisecracking sidekick Donkey and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad.

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

Originally directed in the West End by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, the production has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori with multi-award-winning set and costume design by Tim Hatley.

X Factor contestant Amelia Lily will star as Princes Fiona; she first rose to fame on the ITV show, finishing third on the eighth series in 2011.

Her debut single You Bring Me Joy reached number two in the UK singles chart, while theatre credits include playing the Narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Whatsername in the West End premiere of Green Day’s punk rock musical American Idiot.

Most recently, Amelia was runner up in the 2017 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

Amelia said: “I had my first taste of performing as Princess Fiona back in 2012 when I donned the famous green dress for a Children In Need special.

“It was an incredible experience, so when the opportunity came up to reprise the role, I jumped at the chance.

“I can’t wait to set out on a road-trip across the country with all of my fairy-tale friends.”

The musical will be directed by Nigel Harman, having made his directorial debut on the musical’s first ever tour in 2014.

Nigel went on to direct Lunch and The Bow Of Ulysses and Big Fish The Musical having won an Olivier Award for best performance in a supporting role.

Shrek The Musical will play at the Bristol Hippodrome from August 8-19. Tickets, starting from £17.50, are available at www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome or on 08448 713012.

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