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Casting update for Shrek tour

Dean Chisnall continues as the titular Ogre in Nigel Harman’s production

Dean Chisnall in rehearsals for Shrek
Dean Chisnall in rehearsals for Shrek
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The 2015 touring company of Shrek The Musical will continue to star Dean Chisnall in the title role.

Chisnall is joined by Bronté Barbé as Princess Fiona, alongside continuing cast members Idriss Kargbo as Donkey and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad.

They will be joined by a company including Laura Baldwin, Nikki Bentley, Jennifer Caldwell, Alexander Day, Candace Furbert, Will Haswell, Keith Henderson, James Lacey, Will Jennings, Iain Mattley, Christina Modestou, Sam Murphy, Amy Oxley, Ryan Reid, Jacqui Sanchez, Jake Small, Oliver Tester, Dawn Williams, Kerry Winter and Kevin Yates.

The UK and Ireland tour is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End production.

2015-16 tour dates:

29 April-17 May 2015 – King's Theatre, Glasgow
27 May-7 June – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
9 June-28 June – Norwich Theatre Royal
8 July-26 July – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
28 July-15 August – Theatre Royal, Plymouth
18-6 September – Milton Keynes Theatre
9-27 September – Bradford Alhambra
30 September-11 October – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
20 October-8 November – Edinburgh Playhouse
11-22 November 2015 – Sunderland Empire
25 November-6 December – Liverpool Empire
8 December-10 January 2016 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
20-31 January – New Wimbledon Theatre
2-20 February – The Lowry, Salford

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