Show in a Week 2022 – Shrek

Registration is currently full. Pleae add your child to the waiting list here.
Rehearsal Dates: 1st - 5th August
Performance Dates: 5th and 6th August

Open to all those currently in P1 – S6

Show in a Week is back, bigger, bolder, brighter and greener than ever before! After 2 years without a ‘‘normal’’ show in a week we will once again be performing on the main stage at the MacRobert. Based on the hugely popular film version, filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, Shrek is an amazing show with lots of scope for all our cast from the tiniest through to our teens and beyond.

Previous Show in a Week productions at the Macrobert have included Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Click on the links to see photos from them!

About the Week
Children will rehearse 10am – 5pm, Mon – Fri (some principals parts may be invited back to additional rehearsals
in the evenings) and perform in 3 performances of the full show on the Fri/Sat at the MacRobert. At the moment,we are hoping to rehearse Mon – Wed in Dunblane (venue tbc) then move to the MacRobert Thu – Sat, however given the complexities of arranging such a large scale show, that may change slightly. Full details will be confirmed asap to those registered. Once registered there is no requirement to audition – everyone will play a full part in the show, however for those wishing to audition for solo roles etc, audition info will be given out at registration.

As ever with Show in a Week the cast will be a mixture of our experienced professional adults, teens, and young people. The experience of being part of such a large, varied and supportive team is something that is pretty unique and special to Show in a Week.

As part of our licensing requirements, children must have completed P1 in order to be able to register for Show in a Week.

The fee for Show in a Week has remained the same for several years, however due to the increased costs of per
forming at the MacRobert and the increase in costs across all the theatrical suppliers we use, this year the cost will increase to £150. This includes:

  • Full time supervised training in music, dance and performance during the times above.
  • Participation in complete performances with lights, makeup, band etc.
  • Personalised ‘Shrek’ t-shirt
  • Full digital photo pack containing individual professional promo photo and all rehearsal / on stage shots.
  • An A3 souvenir poster showing the entire cast.

For those who have more than one child taking part, subsequent siblings will be charged at a reduced rate of £130.

We have recently updated our policy on photo consent for shows. This can be found at

As ever, we strongly believe that cost should not be a barrier to participation and will always, where needed offer
payment in instalments, fee reductions, or fully funded places. If you would like to take advantage of this please do speak to us BEFORE registration as this will help speed up the process on the day. Anyone offered funded places or payment arrangements must still attend registration on the day to secure their space.

If you need to withdraw from the show for any reason fees for Shrek can be refunded before the 1st of July.

For those interested in backstage roles at Show in a Week:
We are not yet in the position to confirm how many (or if) backstage roles will be available for Shrek. We are
working with both the Macrobert and the RCT Production Team to identify the technical needs for the show and would hope to be able to confirm this by the end of the March.

If you’d like your child(ren) to be considered for a backstage role please head to to register your child’s interest, this is open now. We will then contact you in April to let you know if a space is available and how to register.

To avoid confusion, please only add children whose preferred choice is to join the back-
stage crew. If your child prefers to be on stage but does not get a place at registration on 6th Feb, there will be a
backstage option available to select on the waiting list. Please be aware that only those heading into S1 or above will be considered for a backstage role.

If you have any queries at all about registration, or the show itself please don’t hesitate to get in

  • whatsapp on 07920043455
  • via social media - we will maintain an active FAQ pinned on our facebook page at
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