Shrek The Musical is coming to Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch next year, Stuff reveals, and will be in Auckland for a week from April 19. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film Shrek, the show has been touring the world since 2008, but this is the first time this production has been to New Zealand. Kiwi actor and musician Tom Knowles will perform as Shrek, and another 13 actors are expected to be cast in January.