Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Damien Poole, Jonathan Stewart: Shrek The Musical

Date - 29 February, 2012, All News Musical Theatre Opening Nights Press Nights

Tonight is Media Night for Shrek The Musical, with the new cast for 2012 – 2013 performing for the first time.

Ricardo Coke-Thomas plays White Rabbit and joins Jonathan Stewart as the original Pinocchio and Damien Poole who leaves his role of The Mad Hatter to become the new swing. They perform alongside Dean Chisnall who is taking over as Shrek and Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona.

Produced by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, and based on the hit book and animation feature film, Shrek The Musical opened in June 2011 at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and has so far been seen by more than 400,000 people.


Ricardo Coke-Thomas recently originated the role of Lucky Gordon in Stephen Ward, the new musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by Richard Eyre.

He also performed in the West End musical Shrek in which he played The White Rabbit and covered the leading role of Donkey.

Other notable credits include The Pajama Game at Chichester Festival Theatre, Fela at The National Theatre, Simply Cinderella for Leicester Curve, The Harder They Come for The Barbican/Birmingham Rep and on screen in the feature film Gulliver's Travels for 20th Century Fox.

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