Shrek 2012 CastingTue, 8th Nov 11
From 29th Feb 2012, Dean Chisnall will play Shrek and Neil McDermott will take over as Lord Farquaad joining Richard Blackwood who will continue as Donkey. Current stars Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman will perform for the final time as Shrek and Lord Farquaad respectively, on February 27, 2012.
Dean is the current Shrek understudy and has previously been seen in Love Never Dies, La Cage aux Folles, Evita and Woman in White as well as having played other parts in Shrek (he's an original cast member). Neil, who plays Ryanb Malloy in EastEnders, has also spent time on stage in the likes of Follies and the Sound of Music.