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Shrek and Fiona go head-to-head
Shrek and Fiona go head-to-head

Shrek The Musical at the New Wimbledon Theatre

Based on the 2001 animated film, ‘Shrek The Musical’ is an entertaining evening which will have both adults and children dancing in their seats throughout the whole performance. On the penultimate stop of a hugely successful UK tour, Shrek is currently at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

The title character is brought to life by Dean Chisnall, who manages to showcase both the aggressive and softer side to the ogre, despite not having the strongest singing voice. Sometimes a struggle to understand his mumbling dialect, Chisnall most importantly captures the warmth of the character.

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Category: Kids
Will you remember their names?

Fame at the New Wimbledon Theatre

Having never seen David De Silva’s original Oscar-winning film, I sat down at the New Wimbledon Theatre nervously, wondering whether I was about to watch a live version of Glee in legwarmers. As Fame – The Musical began, I realised I was right, only there were no legwarmers.

Gary Lloyd has modernised the story, setting it in present day New York. The school is still the same, the characters are still based on the originals, except the students of the PA School in New York now carry around mobile phones and iPads.

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Category: Dance