Shrek The Musical – Casting Announcement

We are FREAKIN’ EXCITED to announce the #FairytaleCast of Shrek – The Musical, who will be stinking up the stage from Monday 28th February to Saturday 5th March 2022:

Shrek – John Wood
Fiona – Laura Meredith-Hoyle
Donkey – Sam Maurice
Lord Farquad – Gareth Smith
Gingy – Kira Richardson
Pinocchio – Ben Vaughan
Mama Ogre – Natalie Bennett
Papa Ogre – TBC
Young Fiona – Lottie Wright
Teen Fiona – Holly Dewsnap
Dragon – Sam Kearney
Young Shrek – Lottie Wright
Performer (Duloc) – Jess Stocks


Lauren Chapman
Adele Halton
Libby Hardman
Ryan Lever
Brodie Smith
Grace Stocks
Martha Wood
Millie Wright

Fairy-tale Characters/ Ensemble:

Becky Barnham
Abey Bradbury
Matt Copsey
Rebekah Davies
George Devlin
Claire Egerton
Katherine Farrow
Matt Garner
Ben Hadfield
Ryan Lever
Ellen Lynch
Mary Platts
Paul Ryan
Jess Stocks
Annabelle Taylor

Creative Team:

Director – Ian Bennett
Choreography – Jane Wood
Musical Director – Paul Firth
Assistant Director- Samantha Griffiths


We had an overwhelming number of people audition to be in Shrek (over 100!), so huge thanks to everyone that attended but that didn’t get a role this time; we couldn’t fit even half of you on the stage!


Shrek the Musical will be performed from Monday 28th February to Saturday 5th March 2022 (incl. Saturday matinee) at the George Lawton Hall, Mossley.  Tickets are £16.50 each for all nights. Group discounts are available on Mon, Tues and Sat matinee only: 4 tickets @ £60, 5 tickets @ £75.

Tickets On-Sale: Tickets are available here

Out of 550 applications across the country, MAODS are one of only a few societies in the North West to have been awarded the rights to perform Shrek – The Musical!

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairy-tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!



Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Music by Jeanine Tesori

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford

“I’m A Believer” (Neil Diamond) (c) 1966 Stonebridge Music, Foray Music. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (SESAC), on behalf of Stonebridge Music, and by Foray Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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