Shrek The Musical has opened in London's West End and seems to have generally won over the nation's critics. It's New York run wasn't a runaway success and producers must have been a little nervous on the press night. Lots of the New York production has been recycled, even Shrek's green rubber suit... yuk! Nigel Lindsay plays the titular green ogre, while Britain's Got … [Read more...] about Critics round-up: Shrek The Musical opens in London
Shrek the Musical
As Shrek the Musical gets ready for its West End opening, The Times talks to Bill Damaschke, Jeffrey Katzenberg's right-hand man, about the idea, the realisation, and the flop on Broadway. The idea for a musical came from the respected British theatre and film director Sam Mendes, who had been working with Dreamworks on American Beauty and The Road to Perdition. Damaschke, a … [Read more...] about Shrek’s been tweaked and pruned since Broadway – can he woo the West End?
Shrek the Musical opens at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane next Friday. Actor Nigel Lindsay who plays the green man talked to The Times about his first fatsuit fitting: After lunch it’s my first fatsuit fitting. First they stick on the fatsuit worn on Broadway for a year by the actor Brian d’Arcy James. It’s lovely to be so close to Shrek at last, less to be so close to Brian. Even … [Read more...] about London’s Shrek talks about fatsuits and farting lessons