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Shrek the musical review at the Manchester Palace Theatre

So yesterday we went to “Shrek The Musical” at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. I booked the tickets so we could go as a family whole mum is visiting the UK. We had a fantastic time and I thought I’d share my thoughts on the theatre production.

Disabled Access At the Palace Theatre Manchester

The show was great. We had to sit at the back as I went in the wheelchair. We purchased access tickets which made the visit a little cheaper than it would have been.

You can purchase access tickets for disabled visitors by calling the Theatre direct at the time of booking.

No Easy Access For Disabled Users

Despite getting access tickets for the palace theatre, it really wasn’t very disability friendly. Entering the building and going to the top floor was problematic and there was a lot of pushing and shoving. It really wasn’t easy to get to our seats

Disabled Seating At The Palace Theatre

Seating was problematic as I was sharing the disabled space with another disabled person…however her wheelchair was way bigger than usual so neither of us could fit in the space together. As a result we kind of had to sit even further back and the view was not brilliant. We couldn’t see the bottom of the stage like everyone else.

Shrek The Musical Manchester Palace Theatre – The Show.

Despite the viewing issues…. I enjoyed the show. My favourite part was when Shrek and Fiona realised they loved each other…..It wasn’t the typical love story but quite hilarious because Shrek Farted and then Fiona farted, then Shrek burped and Fiona burped. It was just really funny.

The others parts I liked were the singing and dancing, the Dragon and the rats dancing to the pied piper as he played the pipe. It was really quite cool.

How Long Does Shrek The Musical Last?

The Shrek musical last for 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.

We had popcorn and chocolate M&M’s during the performance and it was a fun outing. It was nice doing something different and special with Mum. Last time Mum and Dad came to England in 2013 we to watch The Lion King at the Palace Theatre and that was awesome.

The one play I’d love to see most of all is Les Miserables. That would be really awesome especially listening to the music and songs. At the moment the show is in London and I don’t think I’d be well enough to get down there..so maybe in a few years when things improve.

Is Shrek The Musical Good For Kids?

The only part of Shrek I really didn’t like was Lord Farquard. He was quite rude and suggestive at times which I didn’t think was really appropriate for children. Thank goodness Sylvia didn’t understand!

After Shrek, Me Mum and Sylvia took a photo next to the big S.

I got out of the wheelchair as I really hate having my picture taken in it. Sylvia was tired and didn’t feel like smiling for the picture.

What Time Does Shrek The Musical Start?

The show started at 7pm and it was almost midnight by the time we got home from Manchester. For that reason I would highly recommend in future attending the afternoon show the 2pm show or sleep over in a hotel close by.

I hope you enjoyed our Shrek the Musical Review.

Angela