SWISH of the Curtain productions have a reputation for being slick, full of energy and bursting with talent.

This year's presentation of Shrek The Musical – the Tony Award winning show based on the Oscar-winning animated film – was no different.

Granted, hiring the costumes and wigs direct from Broadway helped to give the show a professional edge – but the young performers more than stepped up to the plate and it was easy to forget this was an amateur production, with a cast of children and teenagers.

It is testament to the standards of the company that it was the first in the UK to be given the performance rights in more than ten years following a personal invitation.

Lewis Edgar was spot on in the role of the grumpy, yet loveable ogre, seeming perfectly at ease with the character; while Aimee Armstrong gave an impressive performance as feisty leading lady Princess Fiona.

Arthur James was brilliant as the comedy sidekick Donkey, and Elliot Grimmer threw himself into the comedy part of Lord Farquaad with gusto. A host of talented youngsters filled other fairytale character roles, each and every one showing impressive vocal talents.

Follow the unlikely hero on his life-changing journey as all your favourite fairytale characters come to life in this fresh storybook tale.

Full of fun for all the family.

Shrek The Musical runs at the Pavilion Theatre until Saturday, February 23.