A ‘Shrek’-themed burlesque show to tour Australia this June

Photo via Shrek Bursleque Official Website

Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you: a Shrekthemed burlesque show will be touring across Australia and New Zealand this year.

Shreklesque is exactly what you’re thinking, a burlesque show filled and performed by Shrek characters and had its first performance in Perth back in 2020. The show is a parody of the 2001 Dreamworks animated film in the style of burlesque and had sold-out shows during its past performances.

The cast for this raunchy show includes:

  • Trigger Happy as Shrek
  • Selin Tian as Princess Fiona
  • Henny Spaghetti as Donkey
  • Tugboat Tiffy as Gingerbread Man
  • Bebe Gunn as Dragon
  • Baron von Envy as Magic Mirror
  • Barbie Banks as Pinocchio
  • Rainbow as Lord Farquaad
  • Indea-Rose Sekula as Robin Hood
  • Rosi Rawdog as Fairy Godmother
  • De La Vinx as Swing

The swampy, sexy show will kick off its Australian 2022 run in Sydney’s Enmore Theatre this June, before gallivanting its way around the country with shows in Launceston, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, before taking on shows in New Zealand in July. The Oceania tour will wrap up mid-July in Darwin.

Shreklesque is created by Australian showgirl Ben Trigger, also known as Trigger Happy, who was seen in Australia’s Got Talent. In 2021, Trigger posted their excitement on Instagram saying that “they’re beyond thrilled to be able to share Shreklesque with audiences far and wide”.

In other Shrek-related news, Antonio Banderas is finally reprising his role as the mysterious Puss In Boots in the forthcoming sequel spin-off Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.