13 January 2021

Shrek The Musical the latest casualty of COVID-19 restrictions

| Michael Weaver
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Shrek the Musical

Ben Mingay as Shrek and the cast at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre last year. Photo: Brian Geach.

The Canberra Theatre Centre has postponed Shrek The Musical due to COVID-19 restrictions.

First announced in December last year, the musical, telling the tale of Shrek and his loyal steed, Donkey, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, was to play at the Canberra Theatre from 14 February.

However, recent changes to COVID-19 restrictions have affected scheduled dates of the production, and the ability to tour the musical following its current season in Brisbane.

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Canberra Theatre Centre Director Alex Budd said they are exploring opportunities to present Shrek The Musical at a later date.

“We know that this is disappointing news for our audience, but we wish the cast, crew, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and the Gordon Frost Organisation all the best for a successful Brisbane season.

“Canberrans are eager to experience more blockbuster musicals at Canberra Theatre Centre and we intend to meet this demand as soon as we are able,” Mr Budd said.

Existing ticket holders will be refunded. If you purchased your tickets by cash, EFTPOS, or gift card, contact Canberra Theatre on 6275 2700 to finalise your refund.

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