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Some...BODY Just Told Me There Is A Shrek Burlesque Show And OMG

We may not be that far into 2022 just yet, but that doesn't mean this year hasn't pulled out some... let's say, interesting surprises. Like, if I told you in 2017 that there was going to be a Shrek-themed burlesque show in five years' time, would you believe me?

Luckily, you don't have to believe me.

Because Shreklesque is real. At least, it is in Australia and New Zealand.

They're going on tour this summer!

Traveling around the two countries, the Shrekleque show seems to be selling out quickly. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little jealous...

So, what is Shreklesque, exactly?

Well, like the name implies, it's a burlesque show featuring everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek.

But don't worry, more characters join in on the fun.

Princess Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad... even the Gingerbread Man, somehow.

This tour is a few years in the making.

It actually premiered in Perth back in 2020, and had a few sold-out shows that year.

Now it's back with a vengeance, with more shows in more cities.

I absolutely see why this would be such a smashing success.

If you're in Australia or New Zealand, you might want to get your tickets fast.

It doesn't seem like it's going to take long before it sells out.

For the rest of us, at least their Instagram page exists.

Let me tell you, that page is an absolute goldmine.

And who knows... maybe they'll go international someday.

Though, that might be wishful thinking on my part.

h/t Buzzfeed