Shrek the Musical announces Scots shows as part of UK and Ireland tour

The beloved character's musical adventures in Aberdeen will kick off in September 2023.

Broadway’s Shrek the Musical coming to Aberdeen in 2023 for UK and Ireland tour Aberdeen Performing Arts
Shrek: Award-winning musical comes to His Majesty's Theatre.

A brand-new production of Shrek the Musical is coming to Scotland as part of a UK and Ireland tour next year.

Based on the beloved 2001 animated film, the show is set to feature a host of loveable fairytale characters and memorable songs.

The production will tour the UK and Ireland beginning July 21, 2023, at Plymouth Theatre Royal, before moving on to Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, Southend, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Oxford, Wimbledon, Dartford, Northampton, Bradford, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff, York, and Blackpool.

The musical will be put on at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen between September 12 and 16 for seven shows in total.

So far, the Granite City shows are the only Scottish ones scheduled – with more dates to be announced by organisers “soon”.

Unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey will embark on a big, bright, musical adventure to rescue beloved Princess Fiona from a vile lord, and regain the green ogre’s swamp back.

The producers of ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ have joined forces with directors Sam Holmes and Nick Winston and designer Philip Witcomb, to reimagine this classic story for a new audience.

Producer Mark Groucher said: “I am delighted to be bringing this re-imagined production of the beloved Shrek the Musical to audiences across the UK and Ireland.

“The story of Shrek is known and loved across the world and this show is an incredibly joyous, fun and uplifting evening at the theatre that will be enjoyed by all ages.”

Shrek the Musical was first performed on Broadway in 2008, receiving eight Tony nominations, and the award for Best Costume and Set Design.

The original West End production was nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Olivier awards, and Nigel Harman received the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lord Farquaad.

Tickets can be purchased here.