If the excitement of the upcoming cinema release of Shrek Forever After isn’t enough, fans of the lovable green ogre will be thrilled with the news that he’ll be going from 3D to real life in his UK theatrical debut next year.
The swamp loving character, who first burst onto our screens in 2001, is being given a £10 million make-ogre so he can belch, sing and stomp his way through a stage performance with his fairytale friends in tow.
Already a massive hit on Broadway in New York, ‘Shrek the Musical’ is rumoured to be making its way to the UK in May 2011 with the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane being the possible location. The show was created by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions and made its debut amongst US audiences in late 2008.
Now, it’s on its way to the UK. But who will play Shrek and Princess Fiona? Surely there’s only one Donkey? And who’ll be short enough to play the teeny bad guy Lord Farquaad?
Rumour has it that singer Michael Ball was being touted to play Shrek and that Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden auditioned for the role of his feisty ogre wife, Princess Fiona.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but one thing’s for sure – we can’t wait!