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Shrek The Musical to make Sunderland return

Shrek to head back to Sunderland Photo: Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical is to make a return to the Sunderland Empire theatre as part of a new nationwide tour.

The swamp-loving show will be back in the region for two weeks, from 31 January - 11 February 2018.

‘I had so much fun directing the original UK & Ireland Tour that I jumped at the chance to work on it again. Shrek the Musical has created pivotal moments in my career – firstly winning an Olivier and then my directorial debut. It’s certainly become one of the classic family musicals of all time and I’m really proud to be a part of it’.

– Director, Nigel Harman

‘We’re thrilled to be welcoming back this wonderful production at the beginning of 2018. Shrek delighted audiences young and old on his last visit and was a popular personality around the theatre! The musical itself is a quality production and I’m sure the show with its wonderful characters will be just as fun this time round’.

– Ben Phillips,General Manager Sunderland Empire

SHREK STATS

100
Number of characters
14ft
Height of the dragon
800,000
Number of people who have seen the show