Shrek the Musical – Colchester Operatic Society

Show Information
Showing on:
Sat 4 February 2023
approx. 2hrs 35mins, incl. interval
Age Guidance:
This show contains haze and strobe-like lighting effects

Fresh from their acclaimed production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Colchester Operatic Society brings Shrek the Musical to Mercury audiences for the first time.

Come and join short-tempered but good natured ogre, Shrek, on the adventure of a lifetime! With the help of a hilarious talking donkey, Shrek sets off to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon, so she can marry ruthless Lord Farquaad – but will it all go to plan?

Featuring the iconic I’m a Believer plus many more show-stopping songs, Shrek the Musical is sure to have your toes tapping and your heart soaring!

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

Please Note: Shrek The Musical is recommended to audience members of all ages. As a useful guide to adults who intend to bring young people, the show is most enjoyed by ages 5 and over.


Shrek Meet & Greet

Grab your torch and pitchforks, and come and say hello to the world’s favourite green ogre, his four-legged sidekick and the lovely princess Fiona!

Come and join us for a fun afternoon, following our matinee performance of Shrek the Musical on Sun 29 Jan, 2pm in the Café Bar – where you’ll be able to have your photo taken with your favourite character and ask them questions about the show.

Be sure to book your show tickets soon to avoid disappointment!



Check out the cast in action!



Did you know about our captioned performances? These performances of Shrek the Musical by Colchester Operatic Society are sponsored by Arc Legal Group.

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Additional events

A LATES – Sing-along will be happening straight after the performance of Shrek the Musical on the 28th January – so why not stick around and have a sing-along! Find out more HERE.


Shrek the Musical is 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.

“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.

Shrek The Musical Theatre for Young Audiences Version premiered at The Coterie, Kansas City, MO; Jeff Church Producing Artistic Director, Anthony Edwards Music Director.

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