Creative juices went into ogre-drive this week as Ipswich High School put on fabulous performances of Shrek the Musical.

A cast of more than 80 students came together in the production, based on William Steig’s book and the DreamWorks Animation film.

It follows the story of a certain green ogre seeking to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a dragon.

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Mr Paul Stone, director of drama at Ipswich High School, said: "It is such a truly wonderful moment, when you see many months of planning and rehearsal culminate in a group of over 80 talented young people bring to fruition a high-quality theatrical production, working as performers, technicians and crew in a full-scale musical theatre show.

“We are so incredibly proud of what our pupils have created. We have stunning costumes, a spectacular set, and a superb live band, but the greatest joy comes from seeing these amazing young people bringing the theatre to life with such skill, energy and professionalism.”

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Headteacher Mr Dan Browning said: “The sheer scale of the talent and ambition of this production is both impressive and inspirational.

“Feedback from all who have seen it has been simply wonderful. I could not be prouder of the collective achievements of all involved.”

The musical concluded on Saturday evening with a gala performance.