Great fun. from Naomi, 20/05/11
I wasnt sure how well the film would translate to the stage, but I needn't have worried. The lyrics are witty, the music is catchy , and there is never really a dull moment. The design is superb, and the whole show is very slick.
As with the film, the humour works for all ages, with some moments being just for the grown-ups. There are also added gags for musical theatre buffs, with very funny nods to other shows currently playing. I saw an early preview, and there were moments when some of the cast seemed a little self aware, but I'm sure this is only temporary. Nigel Harman is by far the runaway star of the show with his hilairious performance as Lord Farquaad, but the whole cast is on the whole very strong. Shrek the Musical is silly fun, and highly recommended for all the family.