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Amelia Lily joins the UK tour cast of Shrek the Musical

”The X Factor” alumna was last seen on stage in ”American Idiot”

Steffan Harri and Amelia Lily
Steffan Harri and Amelia Lily
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Final casting has been announced for the UK tour of Shrek – The Musical, which opens in Edinburgh next month.

The X Factor star Amelia Lily (American Idiot) will share the role of Princess Fiona with the previously announced Laura Main (Call the Midwife). Also already announced is Steffan Harri in the title role alongside Marcus Ayton as Donkey and Samuel Holmes as Lord Farquaad.

Directed by Nigel Harman, the full company includes 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.

Based on William Steig's children's book and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek the Musical has a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. It premiered on Broadway in 2008 before transferring to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2011.

Shrek the Musical runs at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 12 December to 7 January, and then tours to Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Northampton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Stoke, Blackpool, Woking, Liverpool, Norwich, Marlowe, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Plymouth, Southampton and Leeds.

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