The new tour of the musical will open at the Edinburgh Playhouse from the 12th December.
The brand new UK tour of Shrek the Musical is set to star Call the Midwife star Laura Main as Princess Fiona, Steffan Harri as Shrek, Marcus Ayton as Donkey and Samuel Holmes as Lord Farquaad.
Steffan Harri returns to the musical, having played the title role in the original UK tour. Meanwhile, new to the musical Laura Main will take on the role of Princess Fiona on certain dates of the tour – due to filming commitments. Further casting for the production has yet to be confirmed.
The company of fairytale creatures is set to include: Adam Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Michael Carolan, Joseph Dockree, Will Hawksworth, Sarah-Louise Jones, Reece Kerridge, Thomas Lee Kidd, Amy Oxley, Jemma Revell, Lucinda Shaw, Sam Stones, Adam Taylor, Jennifer Tierney, Sophie Wallis, Francesca Williams, Laura Wilson and Kevin Yates.
Speaking of the news, Laura Main said: “I’ve been waiting a long time for an adventure like this to come along and now that it has I am ready to swap the surgery for the swamp in one of my favourite musicals. Shrek has made a Believer out of me and I can’t wait for this fairytale to take me across the country.”
Opening at Edinburgh Playhouse for the Christmas 2017/18 season from 12 December to 7 January, the production will then tour to 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.
The production is directed by Nigel Harman and includes book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori with set and costume design by Tim Hatley.
Shrek the Musical will embark on a UK tour from the 12th December. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://shrekthemusical.co.uk/