Shrek the Musical – FREE family activities to celebrate their 1st anniversary

Shrek the Musical first anniversaryTo mark the first anniversary, SHREK THE MUSICAL® will open its doors to the public for a FREE, ogre-sized, family fete at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on May 6, 2012.  There will be party games, competitions, sweet treats, storytelling, theatre tours and opportunities to meet the cast from 11am to 2pm. More details of the day’s activities are available on the website: www.ShrekTheMusical.co.uk. We’re looking forward to…

  • FREE FAMILY FETE AT THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE ON MAY 6, 2012
  • MOUSETRAP THEATRE PROJECTS FAMILY PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ON MAY 16, 2012
  • FAIRYTALE APPEARENCE AT HAY FESTIVAL’S programme for children and families, HAY FEVER, IN JUNE AND A RETURN TO CAMP BESTIVAL FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE IN 2012

Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, SHREK THE MUSICAL® has staged more than 400 performances and been seen  by more than 600,000 people at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane since its first preview performance on May 6, 2011.

It will be another busy summer for SHREK THE MUSICAL®, with the production participating in various events around the country from May until August.

On May 16, 2012, a performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL®   for children with special needs and their families will be held at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.  Presented by Mousetrap Theatre Projects, supported by ICAP and DreamWorks Theatricals, this is a ‘relaxed performance’ for children with sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment.  Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a theatre education charity, is working closely with a range of organisations and special schools to reach families directly, and the response has been phenomenal with all seats being taken up far in advance of the event.

Throughout the months of May and June, the fairytale will be brought to life by Princess Fiona, who is visiting local children to read well loved stories.  Princess Fiona will be giving exclusive readings at the Tricycle Theatre on May 19, 2012 and Discover Storytelling Centre on June 16, 2012.  SHREK THE MUSICAL®   is also thrilled to participate in Hay Festival’s programme for children and families, Hay Fever. Princess Fiona will read fairytales with children in the grounds of Hay Castle on Friday 8 June 2012.  Tickets can be booked in advance at www.hayfestival.org.

Following its hugely popular festival debut last year, SHREK THE MUSICAL® will return to the UK’s favourite family festival, Camp Bestival in 2012.  The ultimate festi-holiday for all the family, Camp Bestival is set in the majestic surroundings of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Taking to the stage alongside the likes of the Happy Mondays, Hot Chip and Chic Ft Nile Rodgers, Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey will stage an exclusive sing-a-long performance at Camp Bestival on July 28, 2012.  For more information visit www.campbestival.net.

Check out our Review of Shrek the Musical….


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