SHREK THE MUSICAL
Auckland – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre – opens 19 April
Hamilton – Clarence St Theatre – opens 26 April
Christchurch – Isaac Theatre Royal – opens 3 October
Wellington – St James Theatre – opens 11 October
The wait is ogre! Broadway’s monster smash-hit production Shrek The Musical is headed to New Zealand.
Based on the The Academy Award-winning animated film Shrek, the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre will be brought to life on stage at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre in Auckland in the April school holidays followed by seasons in Hamilton at Clarence Street Theatre, Christchurch’s iconic Isaac Theatre Royal then Wellington’s St James Theatre.
This lavish multi-million-dollar musical is part romance, part twisted fairytale and all irreverent fun that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand … and his name is Shrek.
Shrek The Musical has been enjoyed by audiences around the world since 2008, having toured Australia, the US, UK, Asia, Canada, South America and Scandinavia among others. Now it’s your turn New Zealand.