WTF: ‘Shrek’ The Burlesque Show Heads To Australia For A Fairytale Down Under
By Mikelle Leow, 30 Mar 2022
Image via Shreklesque
There’s Mean Girls the musical, a Harry Potter play, and even High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, but nothing can quite prepare you for the Far Far Away fever dream that is Shreklesque.
As you might have guessed, the show features fairytale characters from the beloved films putting on a burlesque performance. There are not only four whole Shrek movies but also an adult stage performance, because, like the eponymous ogre, the legacy of Shrek has layers.
Shreklesque isn’t exactly new, though the timing of its launch is pretty telling. It debuted in Perth in 2020, when the world was in total disarray and—quite frankly—amorously frustrated. A “shreksy” show was exactly the sort of idea to have birthed from that year.
Come June, Shreklesque will tour Sydney, Launceston, Brisbane, Perth, and Melbourne, before flashing its Dragon to ogrephiles in New Zealand and returning to Australia with a Darwin performance.
If you’re feeling damp for some swamp action, scroll down for a little peep show and stills from past performances.
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