It’s no secret that I LOVE animation films and the Shrek series is definitely one of my favourites, with each instalment sharing real issues such as being comfortable with who you really are (gas and all) in front of your true love, issues with in-laws, kids, longing for the good ol’ days, etc. Princess Fiona is probably the only princess we can all relate to!
The Shrek Musical is based on the first instalment, where it all began. Not quite the typical fairy tale, Shrek the ogre (instead of Prince Charming) went to save the princess for a villain in order to get his swamp back. Along the way, he met Donkey who was determined to be Shrek’s BFF. Shrek saved the Princess and fell in love with her, but due to some misunderstanding (like our drama shows), they separated from each other. The story ended well with both of them facing their true self and feelings and got rid of the villain in the midst of all that chaos.
I think this live adaptation did a great job putting everything – cast, costumes, set design, props (the Dragon!) – on the stage. The kids haven’t watched the movie version of the first instalment but managed to catch the story through this performance! The cub enjoyed the hilarious conversations between Shrek and Donkey. The little Princess Fiona had the lil’ dragonlady sat up from her drowsy state (show time was at nap time) watching intently. Personally I thought Lord Farquaad stole the show – charming the audience with his workouts! We love all the songs and the cub shared that he liked this performance much more that the previous one we went to! So did I.
Shrek The Musical
Dates: 8-19 June 2016
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Mastercard Theatres
Get tickets here.