The Minerva Juniors

Shrek The Musical Jr.

18th - 24th March 2024

This year The Minerva Juniors are taking on Shrek The Musical JR, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical, Shrek. 

With songs like, it’s a “big bright beautiful world”, Shrek is a joyous musical where Shrek the ogre leads a smorgasbord of fairytale misfits on an journey to save a princess, and on the way and find real acceptance in themselves. The musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and is a fun family show with a powerful message about belonging; one for all the family!

Here’s a short summary to give you more of a flavour of what’s in store:

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp occupied by exiled fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny horror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues gutsy princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few challenges along the way.