REVIEW: Shrek The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre

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I’m a believer that the key to a hit musical is having fun, laughter and great music bursting from the stage.

Shrek The Musical was swamped with adult humour, childish antics and silly dancing - but if you were a fan of the 2001 academy award-winning film you may be disappointed by the songs.

Just two of the popular tunes featured in the two and half hour show were from the 2001 movie, leaving the musical without any standout numbers.

But that didn’t stop the cast getting down and dirty in their spectacular costumes that ranged from cross-dressing wolves to a gingerbread man.

Best actor goes to Gerard Carey as Lord Farquaad who had the audience in stitches every time he ‘walked’ on stage.

Giving him a run for his money was Ryan Reid, understudy for Donkey, who oozed theatrical presence the moment he trotted in front of the audience.

It’s a fun, but expensive, night out for the family that is sure to put a smile on your face as you’re transported into a modern-day fairy tale.

> Shrek The Musical can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre until Sunday September 6.

To book tickets call the box office on 0844 871 7652 or visit