Shrek_poster_web23 May - 28 June 2015

Multi-award winning theatre production company KickstArt presents another Durban first - the South African premiere of the fabulous, fun, charming and hugely funny musical, Shrek.  Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy-tale never told comes to life in this breath-taking West End musical adaptation.

Starring Lyle Buxton in the title role; Rory Booth as Donkey and Jessica Sole as Princess Fiona, the cast also includes Jacobus van Heerden as the diminutive Lord Farquaad; Graeme Wicks as Pinocchio; Charon Williams Ros as Gingy the Gingerbread Man and Peter Court as the ferocious fire-breathing dragon.... together with numerous fairytale characters and a chorus of tap dancing rats!!

Shrek The Musical is directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King, choreographed by Janine Bennewith and has musical direction by Shelley McLean. It is based on the 2001 Dream Works film Shrek! and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek! The musical adaptation has book and lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.

Shrek the Musical has become a global phenomenon with productions staged internationally including on West End and Broadway.  With an enormous cast, a fabulous score; speedy set changes; extravagant costumes, prosthetics and make-up – this is quite possibly the most challenging and elaborate production yet to be staged by multi-award winning producers, KickstArt. It promises to be quite extraordinary, deliciously funny and a joyous romp for the whole family!

The story revolves around a benign ogre named Shrek who lives contentedly alone in a swamp. However, his solitude is disrupted when a band of disgruntled fairytale creatures show up on his property after having been banished from the Kingdom of Duloc, on pain of death, by the evil Lord Farquaad.

Irritated by having to share his swamp, Shrek journeys to see Farquaad  with the intention of regaining his privacy. On the road, he rescues a talkative donkey who insists on tagging along to show him the way. Shrek and Donkey arrive in Duloc where Farquaad demands that Shrek rescue his intended, Princess Fiona. The two unlikely friends set off to save Fiona. After a quest involving a fire-eating dragon, Princess Fiona is “rescued” from the tower by Shrek. On the way back to Duloc, Shrek and Princess Fiona get better acquainted and Donkey tries, unsuccessfully, to match-make them.

As Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad are about to be married, there is an uprising from the fairytale characters, and Princess Fiona realises that Lord Farqaad is perhaps not her champion after all. And in the tradition of all good fairy stories, the villain is vanquished, the hero finds true love, and they all live happily ever after....


Booking is now open at Computicket. For block bookings of 10 or more, contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: 083 250 2690 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tues-Sat @ 7pm
Sat and Sun @ 2.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 min including 20 minute interval


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