ONCE upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…
And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey accompanied by a wisecracking Donkey and a princess with attitude who resists her rescue from a deadly dragon.
Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with a chip on his shoulder and more than a dozen other fairytale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero to sort out.
Luckily there’s one on hand and his name is Shrek.
All the beloved fairytale characters from the Oscar-winning Dream Works Animation film burst into life on the stage at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre this month.
The Tony Award-winning stage musical version includes a host of new toe-tapping songs and a side-splitting script.
The family show with a 100-strong cast and crew is a Stray Cats Theatre Company production in community partnership with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
It is directed by Karen Francis, who has a number of hugely successful musicals including Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You and Phantom of the Opera under her belt.
WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
WHEN: May 17, 18, 19 with matinees on May 19 and 20.