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Shrek the musical is coming to Canterbury

He’s big, he’s green and he’s coming to Canterbury

Musical comedy Shrek is coming to Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre later this summer.

It is based on the story and characters of of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation movie starring

The original 2001 film stars the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow and grossed nearly $500 million against a production budget of $60 million.

Its hit stage version is a hilarious and spectacular production which turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Shrek, played by Steffan Harri, and his loyal steed Donkey set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona, played by Amelia Lily, from her tower which is guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon.

A scene from Shrek. Picture Tristram Kenton

Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and it becomes an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance.

The producers guarantee a show to delight audiences of all ages.

Shrek the musical has been performed around the world, including on Broadway in New York and in London’s West End.

The show comes to Canterbury following a record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland which started as long ago as 2014.

Shrek the musical will be on an extended run at the Marlowe Theatre. It runs from Wednesday, July 11 to Sunday, July 22.

There are evening shows at 7pm with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Sunday performances take place at 1pm and 5pm.

Tickets cost between £13.75 and £48.75. Log on to the Marlowe Theatre website or call the box office on 01227 787787 for bookings and information.

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