Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Shrek The Musical Get's Even More Family Friendly!

Shrek The Musical at the Theate Royal Drury Lane has now announced two family-friendly initiatives offering a new ‘school night’ performance schedule aswell as a one-off performance for children with special needs.

From March 7th 2012, all Wednesday performances of the family musical will start at 19:00, so children can be see the show and still be tucked up in bed at a more school night-friendly time. Shrek The Musical has now also introduced a new family ticket package for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances with prices starting at £99, helping to make it even more affordable for families to see the show.

On May 16th Shrek will play a special relaxed performance for children with sensory and communication needs with free tickets for children and only a £5 charge for adults. This performance aims to allow families with children with special needs to enjoy the show in a more open and laid-back environment.

This initiative is presented by theatre educational charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects, and supported by ICAP as well as the show’s producer DreamWorks Theatricals, and the companies are also working together to produce a special educational resource pack which will be made available online from April this year. The educational pack has been created to help support both teachers and parents and introduce all relevant elements of the stage show including characters, story line and settings to children prior to watching the performance.

Shrek The Musical tells the story of the lovable swamp-dwelling ogre who finds himself on a life-changing journey to save Princess Fiona along with a wise-cracking donkey by his side. Original cast members Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman took to the stage for the last time in the show yesterday which sees Dean Chisnall stepping into Shrek’s smelly shoes and Neil McDermott taking over as the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad from tomorrow February 29th.

Tickets to Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London can be purchased securely online from Theatre Tickets London and BmyConcierge.

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