Full cast announced for Shrek The Musical in Bristol

Full cast announced for Shrek The Musical in Bristol

Posted on: 29 May 2023

Everyone’s favourite ogre and his band of fairy tale companions are coming to The Bristol Hippodrome in August played by a star-studded cast of musical theatre favourites.


Shrek The Musical runs at The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 22 to Sunday 27 August 2023.


Cherece Richards will play the role of Dragon, joining Antony Lawence as Shrek, Joanne Clifton as Fiona, James Gillan as Lord Farquaad and Brandon Lee Sears as Donkey in this brand new, Shrek-tackular production that is sure to paint Bristol green this summer.





Last week, Shrek The Musical announced their full cast line-up with rising star Cherece Richards (Once on This Island, Regent’s Park Theatre) making her debut in a principal role as the Dragon, joining an already announced stellar cast.


Shrek will be played by Antony Lawrence has previously appeared as Scar in The Lion King as well as playing roles in Mary Poppins, Matilda The Musical and We Will Rock You. Strictly Come Dancing star Joanna Clifton will play Fiona, following her acclaimed performances in Windfall and The Addams Family.


Joining them will be Olivier Award nominee James Gillan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Wicked, Starlight Express, Taboo!) as Lord Farquaad and Brandon Lee Sears (Dreamgirls, Be More Chill, Motown The Musical and more) as Donkey.


Shrek The Musical masterfully re-creates the magical world of the classic DreamWorks film, so leave your troubles Far Far Away and join Shrek and Donkey as they quest to defeat the dragon and save Princess Fiona. Featuring fabulous songs including ‘I’m A Believer’ and ‘Big Bright Beautiful World’, this is a musical extravaganza for all the family.


In addition to Bristol, the UK and Ireland tour of Shrek The Musical will drop by theatres in Plymouth, Manchester, Dublin, London, Leicester, Bradford, Cardiff, Blackpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Coventry, Sunderland, Liverpool, Southampton, Hull, Cheltenham, Nottingham, Norwich, Belfast, Birmingham and more. Find out more on the production website.

Shrek The Musical will run at The Bristol Hippodrome between Tuesday 22 and Sunday 27 August 2023. Secure your tickets HERE.


For an in-depth look at what’s coming up at Bristol’s largest theatre, visit The Bristol Hippodrome website.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.