Shrektastic fun at Evelina London

Posted on Tuesday 20th October 2015
Shrek meets young patient Thomas Corbett at Evelina London

Thomas helps Shrek to roar

Shrek and Princess Fiona delighted staff and patients when they dropped in to say happy 10th birthday to Evelina London’s hospital building.

Children and staff watched in awe as the life-size ogre strolled through our hospital to take the lift and begin playing around and causing mischief.

Thomas Corbett, nine, from Hampshire, had just arrived at Evelina London for an operation when he came face-to-face with Shrek.

He said: “I loved seeing Shrek, I wasn’t scared of him at all. He was making me laugh and I helped him to roar when he pretended to lose his voice.

“I’m only staying in Evelina London for one night after my operation, I didn’t expect to see Shrek. My sisters Poppy and Rosie would have loved to meet Princess Fiona.”

Princess Fiona took a tour of the wards while Shrek entertained patients with his ogre-antics including pulling faces and trying to play our piano with young patient, Jake.

Shrek and Princess Fiona, along with all their other friends from the DreamWorks film, are currently living just around the corner from Evelina London at Shrek’s Adventure! London on the South Bank.

Helen Bull, Manager of Shrek’s Adventure! London, says: “The Merlin Entertainments London attractions have always been proud supporters of our neighbours at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

“We were so pleased to be able to bring the magic of our new addition, Shrek’s Adventure! London, to the children in celebration of the hospital’s 10th birthday.

“We hope both patients and their families enjoyed meeting some of our friends from ‘Far Far Away’”

Celebrations are being held throughout October to mark 10 years since we opened the doors of our children’s hospital on the St Thomas’ site.

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Watch Shrek getting up to mischief with Jake.

Shrek visits Evelina London – video transcript

I'm trying to have conversation with you, only you, no-one else but Shrek makes funny faces behind my back.

What are we going to do, how do we do it, if he keep making silly faces, how are we going to make him stop, I don't know what to do.

Shrek! What do we do?

He's trying to play the piano! [noisy piano playing]

[quiet piano notes]

[piano crashing sound] No Shrek! Shrek! Shrek!