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A thrill for theatre lovers of all ages’ – Manchester Evening News

Get ready to leave your troubles Far Far Away and embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with laughter, love, and ogre-sized fun.

Join Shrek and his trusty sidekick Donkey as they set out on a quest to defeat the fearsome dragon and rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. With a heartwarming story and a cast of unforgettable characters, this musical extravaganza is a journey you won't want to miss.

The show is set to a toe-tapping soundtrack featuring fabulous songs like I'm A Believer, Big Bright Beautiful World and I Know It's Today. These tunes will have you humming all the way home. It's the perfect night out for the whole family, offering an award-winning show that promises a musical spectacular for big kids and little kids alike.

Our stellar cast is led by theatre legend Antony Lawrence as Shrek, whose ‘powerful voice fills the theatre and makes him instantly lovable’ (Twit Celeb Gossip). His previous credits include: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Matilda the Musical, and We Will Rock You. Strictly Come Dancing star and leading lady Joanne Clifton is ‘An absolute revelation as Princess Fiona’ (Cheshire Live). Previous credits include: Strictly Come Dancing, The Addams Family. Olivier-Award nominated James Gillan is ‘As magnificent a villain as you could hope for’ (Great British Life) as the evil Lord Farquaad. His previous credits include: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Wicked, Taboo! Theatre favourite Brandon Lee Searsexuberant performance does Eddie Murphy proud’ (Love Dublin) as the loveable Donkey. His previous credits include: Dreamgirls, Come From Away, Motown.

Book your tickets today and get ready for an unforgettable journey with Shrek and his friends – because in this kingdom, everyone is a part of the adventure!

Rewatching as an adult has only increased my love for the story’ – Lovin Dublin

The producers of this show cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 5+

Under 2s are not permitted.


Contains haze effects and flashing lights.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Thu 7pm £24.50 to £44.50
Thu 2pm £24.50 to £44.50
Fri & Sat 7pm £29.50 to £49.50
Sat & Sun 2pm £29.50 to £49.50

There are no discounts for Friday and Saturday 7.30pm performances, and discounts cannot be used on lowest price seats, unless otherwise said.

Executive and Executive Plus Memberships [Find Out More] £6 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off two tickets on Tuesday 20 February.
Groups (10+) £5 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (20+) £6 off. One free with every 20 paid. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Family Ticket Two children half price with every one full paying adult.
Schools & Young People's Groups (10+) Tickets £19.50 on Tue - Thu performances, plus one free supervisor with every 20 paid. Not available online - please email
Access Membership [What's This?] £5 off. Available on lowest price seats.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Mayflower Theatre

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely pot of tea and delicious traditional treats in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? 

Afternoon Tea can be added to your booking after selecting your seats or by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.

VIP Experiences

VIP Experiences at Mayflower Theatre

Make it an extra special visit with a VIP experience!

VIP Experiences include Prosecco, sweet treats and
interval ice-cream.

Book your VIP Experience now by calling the Box Office on
02380 711811.