Let’s face it, a show based around an ogre and a donkey on a quest to rescue a princess from a love-sick dragon doesn’t sound too convincing does it?
But when that ogre is a green lovable chap, and his friend Donkey is a colourful, mischievous type of ass...and when you’ve a cast of fairytale misfits coming along for the ride?
Well, things start to heat up a little.
More than 18 months since they announced it was coming to town, the curtain finally rises on Shrek the Musical, at MK Theatre on Tuesday.
This is the blockbuster that also gives a stage to the Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio and the Three Blind Mice.
It also features a tortured gingerbread man at the time of writing, but we might try to put him out of his misery before the curtain rises.
We do so enjoy a nice gingerbread biccie, you see.
Besides, with or without the crumbly fella, Shrek will still be one decidedly plump spectacular of all-singing, all-dancing, funny fabulousness!
Helping things along still further (or not, as the case may be) will be the diminutive Lord Farquaad and a cross-dressing wolf.
Dean Chisnell is the man in green, returning to the role he previously played in the West End.
Bronte Barbe is damsel in distress Princess Fiona, with Idriss Kargbo cast as Donkey, and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain Lord Farquaad.
It has all the makings of a monster hit, wouldn’t you say?
Shrek the Musical will be here in Milton Keynes for three weeks, and show times are Mon-Sat nightly at 7pm, with additional matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday, and Sunday at 3pm.
Tickets start at £15, and you get them by calling the box office on 0844 871 7652 or by visiting www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes