Hello, happy September and welcome back to my blog! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll probably know that last week I went on holiday to North Wales and while I was there I went to see Shrek The Musical. I’m excited to share some of the places I visited in North Wales but today’s post is a review of Shrek The Musical.
I’ve been wanting to see Shrek for a long time now and I’m so glad I was able to catch it while I was away. It was such a fun-filled musical and such a feel-good show! It’s everything you would expect based on the film but better because there are songs and dance numbers.
Before seeing this production of Shrek, I had seen a recording of the Broadway production and Sutton Foster played Princess Fiona and I wasn’t a fan of her performance because it was sort of screechy/high pitched in places for me and I thought that was just the actress. This show starred Amelia Lily from The X Factor as Fiona which I was so excited about because I adored her on the show and I knew she has a sort of strong/rock voice and thought that I would prefer her version of Fiona but it turns out the character is supposed to be screechy/high pitched so I was a little disappointed with that because I don’t think Amelia really showed her voice off in this role which was a shame because I love her and think she’s brilliant.
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The rest of the cast were great, a highlight for me was Lord Farquad played by Samuel Holmes. He was so funny and it was quite impressive to just watch him move around the stage because he was on his knees for most of the show because Farquad is short.
Another highlight was Donkey played by Marcus Ayton, he was as funny as you would expect based on the film, Eddie Murphy’s shoes are pretty big to fill and he did a great job!
One of my favourite thing about the show was the costumes, they were all absolutely incredible! They had so many characters like the 3 little pigs, Red Riding Hood, the 3 bears, Pinocchio, the Sugar Plum Fairy and so many more and there wasn’t one bad costume, everyone looked amazing! Pinocchio even had a nose that grew which I think is so clever. My favourite costume had to be the Sugar Plum Fairy, it was just beautiful and Jemma Revell who played her was a powerhouse! She had to play that role and be the voice of the Gingerbread Man and puppet him too, she was really amazing!
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Thanks for reading, Em xo