Shrek The Musical

25 – 29 JANUARY 2022

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig


Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.

CTC are delighted to present Shrek The Musical to Loughborough Town Hall. This comical stage adaptation is full of toe-tapping musical numbers, and flamboyant costumes that all the family will enjoy.

About the show

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


ShrekAshley Bright
DonkeyAaron Murray
Princess FionaLucy Brown
Lord FarquaadNick Sutcliffe
Dragon/Mama OgreLucy Banks
PinocchioOllie Lewin
Sugar Plum Fairy/GingyHolly Easter
Teen FionaAmber Beresford, Daisy Bright
Young Fiona/Baby BearEliza Fardell Willson, Romelly Collier
Young ShrekHenry Maden, Oscar Hopkins
Big Bad WolfDavid Perkins
Little Pig 1Craig Butterworth
Little Pig 2Jack Hardy
Little Pig 3Jordan Cope
Humpty DumptyAnja Zeman
Papa BearRowan Dixon
Mama BearJulie Easter
White RabbitJayne Sanderson
Fairy GodmotherGemma Farnell
Ugly DucklingHayley Farnell
Peter PanBobbie Da’Bell
Wicked WitchAnita Benson
Shoemaker’s ElfVictoria Mee
Tweedle DumJulie Robinson
Tweedle DeeLaura Moore
Guard/Papa OgreDavid Burton


Director/ChoreographerMichael Gamble
Musical DirectorVicki Hing
Lighting DesignRobert Bridges
Stage ManagerAdrian Wray
Book and lyricsDavid Lindsay-Abaire
Music Jeanine Tesori
Assistant Stage ManagerLynne Leeming
Sound Design Harry Greatorex
Sound OperatorSean McCabe
Sound 2Will Brownsword
Sound supplierMASCD Audio
House ManagerCarl Unwin, Louise Smith
Set HireUK Productions
CostumesCharades Theatrical Costume Hire, St Helens
Stage CrewShaun Webster, Iain Hunt, Lucy Rose
Get-in/out AssistantsBenjamin Hardy, Laura Hardy,
Paul Leeming, Ash Moulton, Helen Whysall
Fly Tower OperatorDuncan Gadbsy
Radio CommunicationsYouth Fun Days
Follow SpotsSarah Hammond, Laura Hambleton
Backstage SupportHelen Smith
ChaperonesLaura Brompton, Julie Dean,
Jeanette Patrick-Cooper, Alix Stevens
Poster & Programme DesignCraig Butterworth
Programme SupportAnita Benson
Headshot PhotographyDavid J Severn – Studio 3 By Severn
Rehearsal PhotographyBetty Gamble Photography
Programme SponsorListers Volkswagen Loughborough
PrintersAccent Commercial Resources
Banner PrintingImage Signage
Social Media & WebsiteCraig Butterworth, Michael Gamble
Rehearsal VenueThe Castle Rock School
Finance OfficerIan Steane
AuditorStuart Smith
Raffle OrganiserLaura Moore
BassGraham Johnson
Cello Anne Mee
DrumsBrain Rodwell
French HornLilla Dimiceli
GuitarAdam Case, Mark Felts
KeyboardJon Orton, Gareth Wynne
PercussionHelen Shelton
Reeds Judith Johnson, Mike Reckless
TromboneBecky Cook
TrumpetPhil Reckless
Violin Amanda Gillham, Mike Shaw


Photo credit: Betty Gamble Photography.