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Stars in tune for Shrek launch

Stars have taken to the green carpet to herald the official West End launch of Shrek the Musical.

Celebrities including comics Michael McIntyre and Frank Skinner, rapper Chipmunk, and director Michael Winner, turned out for the opening night at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.

The show stars Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden as fiery Princess Fiona, and Nigel Lindsay as the green ogre Shrek.

Comedian Richard Blackwood plays the loveable Donkey, while ex-EastEnders star Nigel Harman is in the role of evil Lord Farquaad.

Skinner, who wore a green shirt for the occasion, said: "I've made a bit of an effort."

He added: "I'm a massive fan of the movie. I've even watched the extras on the DVD, so I'm really excited about tonight."

Choreographer Louie Spence, presenter Graham Norton and the young cast of Outnumbered were also at the show.

Norton joked that talent show judge Holden was "earning her money tonight" by starring in a musical.

He added: "I think she'll do really well."

The musical is based on the Oscar-winning film, which saw its fourth instalment, Shrek Forever After released last year.


From Belfast Telegraph