Cody Musical Theatre Company

31st August – 4th September 2021

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairy-tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy. Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairy-tale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!

This was the show that was due to be staged in March 2020, then one week before curtain-up the UK went into lockdown due to COVID-19. We finally got back to rehearsing again in May 2021 with most of the original cast, the final production in September 2021 was one of the first large-scale amateur musicals in the country and was a sell-out smash!

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorPaul Gibson
Musical DirectorPaul Tickner
ChoreographerApril Timpson
Assistant DirectorSophie Fryer
Stage ManagerAndrew Burrows
Stage Manager ConsultantMike Davall
Set ManagerRob Williams
Assistant Stage ManagerRobert Phillips
Deputy Stage ManagerLouise Sampson
Technical DirectorMelvyn Fryer
Lighting ManagerGreg Jordan
Lighting AssistantGary Rabbitt
Sound ManagerLiam Gillon
Additional Scenic Items Created byMike Davall, Clive Bolton, Bob Cray, Robert Phillips
Stage CrewEd Armes, Clive Bolton, Chris Boorman, Andy Harding, Steve Howard, Richard Kewn, Eric McLoughlin, Robert Phillips, Amy Regan, Martin Sampson, Robert Williams, Stephen Williams, Juion Wozcied
Stage Set Supplied ByScenery Solutions
Dragon Supplied byUK Productions
Costume ManagerTricia Hammond, Nicky Stephens, Helen Dayson
Costume AssistantsMarion Boorman, Victoria Taylor, Lynda Taylor
Costumes Supplied ByMolly Limpet’s Theatrical Emporium Ltd
Properties ManagerSophie Fryer
Properties AssistantPaula Nettleton
Make-up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make-up TeamKimberley Nichols, Molly Sharps, Laura Randall
PromptSheila Main
Front of House ManagerSophie Fryer
Assistant Front of House ManagerJoyce Atlee
Front of House HelpersSophie Borrell, Lynn Clegg, Anji Dawson, Hannah Dodge, Caroline Ebsworth, Emily Gregory, Elaine James, Tracyann Johnson, Rachel Jones, Nigel Morley, Christine Siddall, Tony Siddall, Emma Stevens, Peter Taylor, Kitti Toth, Yvonne Weeks, Heather Wonders
Stage Door KeeperPeter Taylor
Rehearsal Tea TeamPeter Taylor, Lynda Hix
Publicity ManagerGiga Phillips
PhotographyJohn Sherringham
Banner Display SitesW.C.Baker & Son (Fleet), Lynchford Tyres (Fleet), FAST Museum (Farnborough), TESCO (Aldershot)
SponsorshipStephanie Farry
Website, Programme and ArtworkTim Canfield
The Orchestra
Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto SaxAlison Hoyland
Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone SaxZoë Phillips
HornAustin Pepper
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, FlugelLawrence Warburton
Bass Trombone, Tenor TrombonePaul Dodge
KeyboardsDavid Perkins, Paul Darrah
Archtop Guitar, Electric Stratocaster, Electric Guitar, Nylon Acoustic, Steel Guitar, Steel String Acoustic, UkuleleDaniel Bilby
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Electric 5-StringJonathan Williams
DrumsDave Lambert
PercussionBen Hartly


Cast List

ShrekDevin Möller
Princess FionaVictoria Szebesta
DonkeyParis Terrett
Lord FarquaadDale Barrell
DragonSarah Lucken
GingyEmily Fagg
PinocchioAlice Ryland
Big Bad WolfRodney Dell
Three Little PigsTim Canfield, Leanne Evans-Dix, Charlie Magowan
White RabbitLisa Fletcher
Fairy GodmotherChloe Anderson
Peter PanThomas Galwey
Wicked WitchDanielle Pullen
Sugar Plum FairyLaura Gurney
Ugly DucklingNicky Stephens
Three BearsRhian Boccius, Philip Mumford, Sue Canfield
Mad HatterLynda Taylor
Humpty DumptyLucy Egan
ElfMelanie-Anne Bellamy
DwarfLucy Jesse
Little ShrekPaul Gibson
Mama OgreLisa Fletcher
Papa OgreRodney Dell
King HaroldNick Prosser
Queen LillianLynda Taylor
Young FionaGrace Curry
Teen FionaLucy Egan
CaptainNick Prosser
TheloniusThomas Galwey
Pied PiperNick Prosser
Rats (Tappers)Lisa Fletcher, Sue Canfield, Laura Gurney, Grace Curry, Sarah Lucken, Chloe Anderson
Three Blind MiceLucy Egan, Lucy Jesse, Sarah Lucken
Dragon PuppeteersNicky Stephens, Melanie-Anne Bellamy, Lisa Fletcher
BishopThomas Galwey
Duloc PerformersLisa Fletcher, Laura Gurney, Tim Canfield, Chloe Anderson, Melanie-Anne Bellamy, Sue Canfield, Emily Fagg, Thomas Galwey, Sarah Lucken, Danielle Pullen, Alice Ryland
EnsembleLeanne Evans-Dix, Rodney Dell, Nick Prosser, Lynda Taylor, Grace Curry, Lucy Egan, Lucy Jesse, Thomas Galwey, Tony Randall, Phoebe O'Connor

March 2020 original cast photo

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