Shrek the Musical comes to Australia

shrek the musical

Shrek The Musical opens in Australia next year, 2020. Shrek The Musical will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May.

The role of the Donkey who becomes Shrek’s best friend will be played by Nat Jobe in his first lead role in a commercial musical. Nat toured Australia in Aladdin, Horrible Harriet and The Gruffalo, played a hyena in Disney’s The Lion King, travelled the country dressed as a sheep in Pete The Sheep, and was both Dog and Frog in the family show Room on the Broom.

As well as the previously announced Sydney and Brisbane seasons, Marcia Hines will play The Dragon during the Melbourne season for performances from 18 March onwards.

Taking on a multitude of roles within the fairy-tale realm are Ross Chisari (as Little Pig), Annie Chiswell (Ugly Duckling), Benjamin Colley (Pied Piper), Andy Conaghan (Wolf), Denise Devlin (Mama Bear), Mackenzie Dunn (Swing), Blake Erickson (Papa Bear), Manon Gunderson-Briggs (Gingy), Hollie James (Swing), Rubin Matters (Peter Pan), Sarah Murr (Fairy Godmother), Joshua Robson (Little Pig), Monique Sallé (Red Riding Hood), Tom Sharah (Little Pig), Leigh Sleightholme (Swing), Suzanne Steele (Wicked Witch), Rhys Velasquez (Swing), Caleb Vines (Pinocchio) and Sascha Wykes (Baby Bear).

They join lead cast members Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona and Todd McKenney as Lord Farquaad (in Sydney and Melbourne only).

Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
From 1 January 2020
Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Thurs 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm
Prices from $49.90 (Transaction fees apply) or 1300 795 267

Her Majesty’s Theatre
From 16 February 2020
Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm
Prices from $49.90 (Transaction fees apply) or 132 849

Lyric Theatre, QPAC
From 9 May 2020
Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm
Prices from $49.90 (Transaction fees apply) or phone 136 246


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