Behind the scenes of Shrek the Musical

The press team went behind the scenes of Shrek the Musical and discovered some really interesting stats:

There are over 300 costumes in the show,  26 cast play 150 different roles, the quickest costume change takes only  1 min and 10 seconds, the set arrived in 9 articulated lorries, 100 wigs have been made and it takes two make-up artists  2 1/2 hours to get actor Dean Chisnall into Shrek make-up!

Take a look at our fascinating behind the scenes pictures

Shrek the Musical at Birmingham Hippodrome ends 26 April.

 

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In rehearsal with SHREK The Musical…

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A host of fairytale characters are coming to life in a secret rehearsal room not so far, far away…

The big, bright and beautiful UK tour of Shrek – the Musical opens tomorrow night in Leeds, and we thought we would bring you a sneaky few shots from the rehearsal room ahead of opening night…

Shrek the Musical takes Ogre Birmingham next Easter – for more info click here.

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Raising the curtain on a new season…

Drum roll please… we are very pleased to bring you details of a brand-new season here at Birmingham Hippodrome.

This Spring/Summer we have some great previously announced highlights coming your way including the return of International Dance Festival Birmingham, National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors, Opera and Ballet from our partners WNO and BRB, Buddy, Cape Town Opera’s Show Boat and, of course, smash-hit Musical Wicked. We also head into the Autumn with two additional blockbusters, CATS and Blood Brothers and this November we host the epic Wagner’s Ring Cycle presented by Mariinsky Theatre.

Now, time for the big reveal… new productions for 2014/15 include the Birmingham Hippodrome debut for comedian Jon Richardson, Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, the return of the ever-popular Slava’s Snow Show and BRB’s The Nutcracker, Matthew Bourne’s fantastic re-telling of Edward Scissorhands and the arrival of the big, green, West End hit Shrek – The Musical.

We are also very excited to reveal that Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin and Matt Slack will all be returning after critical and audience acclaim in last years pantomime for another year here in Jack in the Beanstalk this December. Further star casting for this year’s spectacular pantomime will be announced very soon…

The new season is on sale to Friends NOW with general tickets on sale Fri 11 Apr at 10am. Tickets for Shrek – The Musical go on sale to Friends Tue 6 May, Groups Mon 12 May and general on sale Wed 14 May. For more info on becoming a Friend click here. 

Take a look at our New Season Trailer below…