The stage adaptation of the animated films, about a lonely green ogre who finds happiness with the help of a wise-cracking donkey and a tough-talking princess, is produced by Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions and, in the company’s theatrical debut, the Hollywood studio Dreamworks. It has a score by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It’s directed by Jason Moore.
Shrek – The Musical premiered in December 2008 on Broadway, where it ran for just over a year. According to the boards, the West End offering will be based on the revamped US touring production, which launches from Chicago next month.