Taking ‘Ogre’ Blackpool’s Opera House in 2018

23 February 2017

Producers of SHREK THE MUSICAL® are delighted to announce that, following the unprecedented success of the first ever UK and Ireland Tour, the larger-than-life production will be stomping into The Opera House Blackpool from Tuesday 15 May until Sunday 27 May.

Nigel Harman will return as director, having made his directorial debut on SHREK THE MUSICAL’s first UK and Ireland Tour. Best known for his television and stage work, Nigel Harman originated the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End production, winning the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Television credits include heart-throb Dennis Rickman in EastEnders, villainous valet Mr Green in Downton Abbey and Bradley in Sky’s Mount Pleasant, which aired its sixth series in Autumn 2016. Notable stage appearances include Jamie Lloyd’s production of Three Days of Rain alongside James McAvoy, Privates on Parade at the Donmar Warehouse and A Chorus of Disapproval, directed by Trevor Nunn.   

Nigel Harman says: ‘I had so much fun directing the original UK & Ireland Tour that I jumped at the chance to work on it again. Shrek the Musical has created pivotal moments in my career – firstly winning an Olivier and then my directorial debut. It’s certainly become one of the classic family musicals of all time and I’m really proud to be a part of it’.

Dates:                        Tuesday 15 May 2018 – Sunday 27 May 2018
Performance Times   Various please see website for details
Onsale:                      Pre-sale Thurs 23rd Feb @ 10am
General Sale:            Fri 24th Feb @ 10am 
Prices:                       From £20.00
Book at:                    Tel 0844 856 1111 www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

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