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Shrek the Musical wows at preview show

Date Posted: 09/05/11

Shrek the Musical wows at preview show

Shrek the Musical has won praise from audience members young and old following its preview show at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane.

Based on the animated comedy by Dreamworks, the musical features Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona, Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Richard Blackwood as Donkey.

Although Holden received cheers throughout the performance from those on London theatre breaks, the Daily Telegraph said it was Harman who really stole the show with his performance as a pompous aristocrat.

The former Eastenders actor spent the whole performance on his knees and earned hearty chuckles from the audience.

"You couldn't help but laugh at him. All around us, you could hear people laughing," one audience member told the news provider.

The critics will get their first chance to see the musical next month, but Britain's Got Talent Judge David Hasselhoff was in the audience of the preview, giving the show a rave review on Twitter.

"@Amanda_Holden has got talent! Go see Shrek! Happy ogre after!," he posted.

Posted by Louise Millard

London Tourism News

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