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{{{REVIEW}}} Shrek The Musical JR

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Last weekend we decided we would spend it spoiling our son leading up to his birthday this past Monday. I was super ecstatic when we received an invitation to the opening night of Shrek The Musical JR, what better way to start his birthday weekend! Leading up to the event I decided to introduce our son to Shrek the movie so he had an idea of what we were going to experience. I hadn’t seen the movie since it came out back in 2001, so it was a pleasant refresher and also an opportunity for the two of us to spend quality time together. 

The turnout for the opening night was great. Loads of kids around chatting and laughing from excitement. According to our son we had awesome seats. As we had recently watched the movie I was extremely keen to see how aligned the play would be to the movie. I was pleasantly surprised. Our son is obsessed with Puss In Boots and Shrek2 has a Christmas scene – if I’m not mistaken – where Puss features. So as the play unfolded he eagerly looked for the appearance of the Dragon and Puss in Boots. He wasn’t disappointed. 



The musical is making it’s second appearance after it made it’s debut back in 2015 to capacity houses. It’s based on the 2001 Oscar-winning animated movie by DreamWorks. Shrek, the wisecracking Donkey and a host of other familiar fairy tale characters set out on a mission to rescue Princess Fiona from the dragon-guarded tower, while also saving the kingdom from the clutches of the evil Lord Farquaad. 

The cast’s performance was spot on and super hilarious. Performances by a very expressive Peter Pan(Caleb Spence) and shy young Princess Fiona(Jordana Sundleson) were not only magnificent but certainly memorable. Overall a beautiful performance by the cast of Shrek, and another great production by Jill Girard & Keith Smith.



Shrek the jolly giant will be performing at the People’s Theater from the 30th October to 24th November. It’s sure to be a great start to your kids festive season fellow Joburgers and surrounding areas. Tickets can be bought here for R142 or via the Theatre Box Office for R130 and if your child’s a Kids Club Member it’s R90. Alternatively, you can contact the theatre at for more details.


Disclaimer: I received tickets to Shrek The Musical JR. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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