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Shrek The Musical - final casting announced

Lizzie Guilfoyle

FINAL casting for Shrek The Musical, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 7, 2011 (previews from May 6), has been announced.

Joining Nigel Lindsay, Nigel Harman, Amanda Holden and Richard Blackwood will be Delroy Atkinson, Amy Beadel, Stephanie Bron, Dean Chisnall, Jon-Scott Clark, Ste Clough, Lee William-Davis, Ross Dawes, Lucie Downer, Alice Fearn, Michelle Francis…

… Ashley E Hale, Rosanna Hyland, Bradley Jaden, Aaron Lee Lambert, Emma Lindars, Grant Murphy, Spencer O’Brien, Landi Oshinowo, Damien Poole, Stuart Matthew Price, Jacqui Sanchez, Jonathan Stewart, Leigh-Anne Stone, Lucy Tapp, Karli Vale and Michael Watson.

The roles of Young Shrek and Young Fiona will be shared by Samantha Allison, Chorlène Biron-Monnier, Lauren Dawes, Madeleine Hill, Emilia Jones and Sophie Wythe.

Previously Posted: Nigel Lindsay (in the title role) and Nigel Harman (Lord Farquaad) will join Amanda Holden and Richard Blackwood in Shrek The Musical, the stage adaptation of the original 2001 Shrek film, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 7, 2011 (previews from May 6).

Nigel Lindsay‘s recent theatre credits include Sucker Punch (Royal Court Theatre), Under The Blue Sky (Duke of York’s Theatre), and The Homecoming and Awake and Sing (Almeida Theatre). He has also appeared on stage in Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), The Pillowman, Blue Remembered Hills and Dealer’s Choice (National Theatre) and The Real Thing (Donmar Warehouse, West End and Broadway).

He can shortly be seen in Arthur Miller’s 1994 play Broken Glass, which runs at the Tricycle Theatre from October 6 (previews from September 30) to November 27, 2010.

Although Nigel Harman will always be remembered for his portrayal of EastEnders‘ Dennis Rickman, he has appeared on stage in Privates on Parade, The Exonerated (as Kerry Max Cooke), the West End production of Guy and Dolls (as Sky Masterson alongside Lindsay’s Nathan Detroit), The Caretaker (Tricycle Theatre), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Three Days of Rain (Apollo Theatre).

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princes. Throw in a donkey who won’t be quiet, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and a dozen or so other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero – Shrek.

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