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Shrek The Musical

Venue: Coliseum Date: 23 - 26 October 2024 Artform: Musical, Community Event
Shrek The Musical


  • Wednesday 23 October 2024 Wed 23 Oct 2024 23 Oct 24 7:00pm
  • Thursday 24 October 2024 Thu 24 Oct 2024 24 Oct 24 7:00pm
  • Friday 25 October 2024 Fri 25 Oct 2024 25 Oct 24 7:00pm
  • Saturday 26 October 2024 Sat 26 Oct 2024 26 Oct 24 2:00pm 7:00pm

Presented by Colstars.

Book and Lyric by David Lindsay-Abaire

Music by Jeanie Tesori

Based on the Dreamwork’s Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Laugh-out-loud comedy, uplifting dance numbers and a message of self-acceptance – Shrek The Musical proves that ‘beautiful ain’t always pretty’.

Join Donkey and Shrek on a daring quest to save the cursed, but ever-so-beautiful, Princess Fiona from a castle guarded by a terrifying fire-breathing dragon.


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AD Audio Described Performance

Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors' dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short 'programme notes' session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.

BSL British Sign Language Performance

Signed performances are ideal for those who use sign language. Trained British Signed Language (BSL) signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.

R Relaxed Screening/Performance

Open to everyone, but particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre/cinema environment challenging, due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.

Relaxed Performances/Screenings provide a relaxed environment, where elements are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance/screening.

Designated 'chill-out' areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.

T Touch Tour

A Touch Tour is ideal for blind and partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.

C Captioned Screening/Performance

Captions display dialogue on-screen (similar to subtitles) and also describe the audio or sound portion of a film/performance allowing audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to follow the script and the action of the film/performance at the same time.

For live performances, the screen is positioned at the side of the stage.