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Shrek the Musical, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane | reviews, news & interviews

Shrek the Musical, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Shrek the Musical, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

The Nigels have it as latest film-turned-stage-musical hits London

The greens have it: Shrek (Nigel Lindsay) gets cosy with the Princess Fiona (Amanda Holden)

Broadway musicals can have a bumpy transatlantic crossing. For every New York entry that repeats its acclaim on the West End, others quickly fade, while still others never make it to the capital at all: consider The Light in the Piazza, which won six Tonys in 2005 but hasn't yet been seen in the UK south of Leicester. What, then, of Shrek, DreamWorks's entry into the Broadway musical sweepstakes that called it quits in New York after little more than a year? It's way too early to tell whether London will prove the show's salvation, but at least it boasts two Nigels who between them are not to be missed.

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Nice review; thoughtful and well-informed as always. On the night I was there, (last Friday, June 10) ALL the kids had access to cushions and the little girl in front of me made a point of asking if I could still see: I could. Indeed, I was delighted with the interrupted view of the stage I enjoyed in Row 'O'.

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