Just last week, I was invited to attend a very special performance of ‘Shrek the Musical’ in London’t West End, for Children In Need. Special indeed as this performance was to feature a cameo appearance from the lovely Amelia Lily! Here she is (with hair by me) with the one and only Pudsey bear!
I’d been wanting to see this show ever since i’d seen an excerpt from the Broadway version a couple of years ago, I think if you love musical theatre, and you enjoyed the Shrek films, you can’t really go wrong. The Scenery, costumes and wigs are all marvellous, and the songs will be ringing in your ears for days afterwards.
Amelia was brilliant, she came on right at the end, dressed as Princess Fiona, and performed the show’s hero song ‘I’m a believer’ with Shrek himself! Here’s a wee pic, sneakily taken by me on the big night! She was ACE! You may notice the 3 little pigs in the foreground there, what a hoot!
Most importantly her appearance raised money and awareness for a very special cause, you may have seen the live broadcast of Children In Need last friday, it was a real showstopper. You can find out more information, and even donate here
Sadly Shrek the musical is coming to the end of it’s run at the Drury Lane Theatre, but there is still some time to get a ticket and see the show before it finishes in mid February 2013. I can highly recommend it, especially for families. It’d be worth it just to see the amazing use of puppetry for many of the more mystical characters, and would make an magical christmas evening out. Just don’t forget to buy your Shrek Ears, modeled here by myself, and the lovely Lucy Gibson!