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Shrek the Musical, coming in 2025

The 2025 show for Leamington & Warwick Musical Society is Shrek the Musical. Join our unlikely hero and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure to defeat the dragon and rescue Princess Fiona.

It's a dream come true for us, because this is one of the two productions we lost to COVID. It's a brilliant family show, full of fun and you won't have to go Far, Far Away to see it at the Royal Spa Centre from 11–15 March 2025.

Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, and music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

Director Alec Brown
Musical Director Matt Flint
Choreographer Emily Lewis
Assistant Director Ellie Stiles

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Auditions & rehearsal

All parts will be available for casting – our auditions are always open and we expect them to be popular. Adult auditions will be on Sunday 15 September 2024. Child auditions for the parts of Young Fiona and Baby Bear will likely be in October.

Members of the company will be expected to be available to rehearse reliably for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September 2024 onwards, plus Sunday afternoons from mid-late January. If you provide your details below, we'll keep you in the loop.

We operate an open and inclusive audition policy. For details, please read our EDI statement. The following questions help us to understand potential performers, as well as to plan auditions. Your time and honesty is appreciated!

Your voice range

If you're not sure, use an online test like this one!

Dance experience

At LWMS, we normally divide people into dancers – those who have taken lessons and can quickly take instruction on steps from a choreographer; and movers – those who can learn simple step sequences given instruction and repetition. Which might you be?

Acting experience

Some people come with strength in acting, some do not. There's a place for all kinds of people in amateur theatre.

Are you interested in principal/named roles?

Do you have special access requirements?

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