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Shrek The Musical theatre break

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

from £90.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.

Opening 6 May 2011, this is a fun-filled musical that is great for kids and even better for adults! With the West End cast recently confirmed, Nigel Lindsay, Amanda Holden, Nigel Harmon, and Richard Blackwood will make this upside down fairytale come alive on stage. Based on the story and characters of the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, join Shrek and his loyal friend Donkey as they journey to save Princess Fiona from the dragon. This musical comedy filled with adventure, laughter, and love is one you and your family don’t want to miss!

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Join Shrek (Dean Chisnall), our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey (Richard Blackwood) as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona (Carley Stenson) from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad (Neil McDermott), a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got this year’s must see new musical comedy – SHREK THE MUSICAL! Featuring new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem – 'I'm a Believer', SHREK THE MUSICAL brings the well loved characters to life, in a hilarious and spectacular new production based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film. The world of fairytales is turned upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance. Age Recommendation: Shrek The Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 5 and up. It is the policy of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane that any child under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Press reviews

The Sunday Telegraph
Shrektacular. A great show for all the family.

The Times
Enchanted by Shrek. Magic

The Mirror
Joyous. The most fun you'll ever have. Nigel Lindsay raises the roof as Shrek. A monster hit!

Key facts

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Matinees: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm (Wednesdays 7pm)

Opening date: Tuesday, 26th April 2011 Booking until: Sunday, 24th February 2013

Venue: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
Postcode: WC2B 5JF

How to get there:(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres it will be on your left in Russell Street/Catherine Street.

from £90.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.
How to get there
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres it will be on your left in Russell Street/Catherine Street.
from £90.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.

Shrek The Musical

The main protagonist of the musical, Shrek is a physically intimidating ogre who lives contentedly alone in a swamp, until all the fairy-tale beings of the land show up and disrupts his privacy. So, in a deal with Lord Farquaad, to regain his privacy and territory, Shrek must rescue the princess from the tower in which she is confined – which is guarded by a fire-breathing dragon, and deliver her to Farquaad as his bride. So Shrek, the unlikely hero and his talkative, yet loyal friend Donkey set forth to rescue the beautiful, if only a bit stir-crazy and bi-polar princess Fiona. The princess, on her part, has a little secret herself and also dreams of being rescued by a brave knight who will end her mysterious curse with “True Love’s First Kiss”. So what is this little secret of hers? And is Shrek the prince charming she hoped would someday rescue her? It is rather unlikely an ogre will turn out to be the prince charming, or is it? With twists and turns along the way, who did Princess Fiona finally end up with, and how?! Just watch on to find out.

This hilarious musical comedy can be enjoyed by all ages. It is true to the blockbuster-film, but has its own twists in the songs and performances; and yet still maintains the elements that made the story/movie loved by all.


Shrek – The green ogre and the main protagonist who saves and eventually marries the Princess Fiona.

Princess Fiona – The beautiful princess who’s confined in the tower and who has a little secret of her own.

Donkey – Donkey is a talking donkey, and Shrek’s best friend and sidekick.

Lord Farquaad – The comically short ruler of the castle of Duloc, Lord Farquaad wants to become a King by marrying a princess, since he is not of royal stock.

Dragon – The Dragon is initially an antagonist, charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her castle, but later reforms and helps Shrek. She is also Donkey’s love-interest.

King Harold and Queen Lillian – The King and Queen of Far Far Away, and parents of Princess Fiona.

from £90.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.

Review by kevin mcque

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with St Giles Hotel, Nov 2011

all very good and friendly. just what i had hoped for

Review by gareth austin

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Jury's Inn Chelsea, Oct 2011

the show was good seeting where we sat was not that good poor viewing ,hotel was pleasent and clean

Review by Peter Kenton

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Crowne Plaza Shoreditch, Sep 2011


Review by ruth evans

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Crowne Plaza Shoreditch, Oct 2011

Was easy to book on the website. The theatre seats were very good and we had a good view. The hotel was very good quality and the staff were polite and friendly. The breakfast was very good. Overall i was very satisfied with the experience and would definatey do it again

Review by g moynihan

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Oct 2011

very good

Review by mark bird

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Hilton London Docklands, Sep 2011

the show and thearte was very good my only issue was the seating room was poor i.e leg room

Review by Andrew Hare

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Crowne Plaza Shoreditch, Sep 2011

show was very good hotel was good staff freindly and helpfull the only thing was the noise at night from the street but the food was very good and we did like the restaurant on the 7th floor looking over london was very good. the underground was not too far to walk around 15 mins would use the hotel again had a good break 10/10

Review by Andy neath

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Jun 2011

The hotel was excellent, the service was first class and the room was wonderful. The best hotel we have stayed at in London. The seats at the theatre were wonderful, we were seated three rows from the stage at the centre (could not wish for better).

Review by Kim Basham

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Express by Holiday Inn London North Grenwich, Sep 2011

We had a brilliant time all very easy to do website was simple our theatre seats were brilliant the hotel had everything we needed and was very comfortable and welcoming and very easy would definitely use this website again. Thank you.

Review by Matthew

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Travelodge London Farringdon, Sep 2011

First of all I'd like to point out before we left for London (which it was our first time) that we were dreading turning up at the hotel (Travelodge Farringdon) as it had recieved awful reviews from several people. However when we arrived we were relieved, the hotel was GOOD, the location is second to none, just minutes away from everything you need (kings cross station being the closest station), and the hotel provided everything u expect from a basic travelodge e.g it was clean, staff were nice, rooms were spacious...yes there is traffic noise if you stay at the front of the hotel, but if your in the center of London then its got to be expected. This hotel is 100% value for money ! The show my girlfriend and I saw was Shrek in drury lane, it was great !! im an 18 year old male, therefore wasnt overly excited, as the show was a present for my girlfirend. But i think i loved it just as much ...if not more !! Shrek is a superb show, would strongly recommend it !! We bought the cheapest tickets available, therefore would have been up in the gods, however we arrived early and recieved a free upgrade to the stalls section (7rows from the stage)!! The view was outstanding, i would definetly arrive early again, you never know you might get lucky like we did !! We did several things during our stay, including the london eye, madame tussaurds, london dungeons, absolute ice bar (well worth a visit, just a bar made of ice, very unique, shopping in oxford street (stressful for men), aswell as visited landmarks ! Would suggest for everyone to visit these places as we thoroughly enjoyed, the london dungeons were an amazing experience and a must visit during your stay in london, although they were a bit on the scary side !! Another tip for everyone staying in central london would be to buy a daily travelcard for zone 1 and 2, (£6.60) this allows u to access the majority sight seeing places, theatres and popular toursit locations via the underground or buses ! The transport in London is outstanding, you can be the most un-organized person on earth and still get to where you want on time as it runs every couple of minutes ! Overall it was a great 3 night break in London and my girlfriend loved it as a present (boys pay attention), would love to do it again in the future !!

Review by sue thaxter

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Travelodge London Farringdon, Jul 2011

The theartre experience was very good with no problems. however the hotel breakfast was not good. there was no orange juice, and no offer of any other for the children. the coffee machine didn`t work.too over crowded also. we asked several times for some juice, as my six yr old dosn`t drink milk but nothing was forthcoming.

Review by Mrs Deborah Tolley

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Travelodge London City Road, Aug 2011

Theatre was very good, really pleased with our seats for the price we paid. The travel lodge was also very good ,clean, quiet and a fantastic breakfast. Both were excellent value for money. Very pleased overall would book with yourselves again and recommend you to family and friends.

Review by Lee

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Jul 2011

No Problems, Hotel was nice, seats were good - however not cheap..

Review by Louisa matthews

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Corus Hotel Hyde Park, Jul 2011

Hotel was good seats at the theatre were good, overall very pleased with everything.

Review by Grace Young

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Crowne Plaza Shoreditch, Jun 2011

Wonderful show, excellent seats and first class hotel :)

Review by mr m wheeler

Shrek The Musical Theatre Break with Travelodge London City Road, May 2011

this was a birthday treat for my wife & we had a fantastic time the show was awesome the hotel was fine the whole time we were there we enjoyed ourselves so much in fact we are going to do it again it was lovely to spend some time together as we have kids, i would recommend this to anyone very good value for money & london is a great place to see a show have a few drinks a meal & a night in a hotel, if your thinking of doing it or want to book now & enjoy u wont be disappionted.

from £90.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.
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