The National Theatre’s production is opening in October 2014

The children’s stage of the National Theatre welcomes the winter theatre season 2014-2015 with a musical – first class production: SHREK THE MUSICAL! It is based both on the multi-award winning DREAMWORKS’ 2001 animated movie which had met enormous commercial success and on the book SHREK!, written by William Steig, first published in 1990. David Lindsay-Abaire is the writer of the work and the lyricist of the songs, which have been composed by Jeanine Tesori. The show premiered at Broadway Theatre on 14 December 2008 and its 441 (in total) performances lasted until 3 January 2010. It has been one of the most expensive Broadway musical productions (estimated at about $25 million), which received excellent reviews, twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including that for Best Musical. Since October 2009, the famous song “I’m a believer” by Neil Diamond, is being sung by the entire cast at the end of the performance.  

The story is set in a mythical land “once upon a time”, when SHREK, the hulking green ogre, having been mocked during his entire life, desires to retreat and live isolated in an ugly green swamp. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy–tale characters (such as Pinocchio, Cinderella, the three little pigs), raid his sanctuary, alleging that they have been evicted by Lord Farquaad. So, SHREK makes a deal with them: I shall help you to get your homes back, if you give me my home back! However, when SHREK and the Lord meet, the Lord makes a new deal with him: He accepts to give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, as long as SHREK rescues Princess Fiona. Time after time, SHREK finds something both appealing and strange about the pretty princess. He likes her. A lot! But why does she keep running away when the sun sets?...   
This story will be revived by the NATIONAL THEATRE, in a show featuring a lot of music, dances and a great cast, at the SMALL REX, Stage “KATINA PAXINOU”, commencing in October 2014, under the direction and set designs of Aggelos Mentis. Adonis Galeos has translated the work and the lyrics of the songs in greek, while the costumes are based on the designs of the Tony Award winner for Best Costume Designs, Tim Hatley.      
THE ARTBASSADOR has granted the licence for the stage performance of the musical in greek language and the musical material, on behalf of Music Theatre International (MTI).  

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