The Festive Season is coming early to Joburg as Shrek, the Disney troll and his Princess Fiona of Far Far Away, return to the Peoples Theatre at the end of October. The beloved monster was such a hit with Joburg audiences the first time round that the Peoples Theatre has brought him back for another season.
When Shrek: The Musical Jr made its debut in 2015 it played to capacity houses. “We could not fit in the number of people who requested tickets and we have had so many requests to bring Shrek back,” said theatre veterans Jill Girard and Keith Smith, who have been thrilling audiences, both young and old, for years.
The jolly green giant will spend the next two months, from 30 October to 24 December, at the Braamfontein theatre precinct, ensuring a very festive and jolly season for Joburgers. “The production is different from the initial one. It has a new dynamic, a new cast, new back drops, and technology, but the essence and sincerity of Shrek will be the same,” said Girard and Smith. “Every show goes to a new generation of children as children grow older. Shrek is a production that appeals to all generations and that is why we have chosen it for the festive season.”
Come and join Shrek, the wise-cracking Donkey and a host of familiar fairy-tale characters as they set out to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded tower – while at the same time saving the kingdom from the clutches of the evil Lord Farquaad. Expect heaps of laughter, action, unexpected twists and sensational musical favourites along the way.
Date: 30 October 2017 – 24 December 2017
Venue: People’s Theatre, Johannesburg