Friday, September 3

Casting news for Shrek the Musical

As previously mentioned, Nigel Lindsay has now been confirmed to play the green ogre in Shrek the Musical which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 7th June (previews from 1st May).

Nigel Harman, who starred opposite Lindsay in Guys and Dolls in the West End in 2005  has also been confirmed to play the dim-witted Lord Farquaad.

Other casting to date is Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona and Richard Blackwood as Donkey.

Nigel Lindsay has recently appeared on stage in Sucker Punch. His numerous and impressive stage credits include Dealer's Choice, The Real Thing and The Pillowman, as well as Michael Grandage's revival of Guys and Dolls. Before he starts rehearsals for Shrek, he will star in Broken Glass at the Tricycle Theatre from 6th October to 27th November 2010.

Nigel Harman is probably best known for television roles Dennis Rickman in EastEnders and Sam Franklin in the final series Hotel Babylon. But more recently he had been doing more stage work with West End credits including Three Days of Rain , Guys and Dolls (taking over from Ewan McGregor), The Caretaker, The Exonerated and The Common Pursuit. 

Booking opens for Shrek on 1st October.

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