Have you seen the city’s ogre?

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If you’ve got children there is a good chance you’ve seen the Shrek movies – those films about the green ogre who rescues the princess from the fire-breathing dragon.

In fact, thinking back, I watched these movies before my children were born so, like me, you may have seen a couple of these films even if you don’t have children.

Well, my eldest daughter Caitlin loves the films so much that if the West End production of the show ever needs some stand-ins, they could ask either of us as we know the script word for word.

But did you know that Shrek the green ogre lives here in Portsmouth?

Well that’s what Caitlin thinks anyway.

You see, in the movie there is a castle and this is where Shrek has to rescue the princess from.

One morning, when driving through the city with Caitlin sitting behind me in her car seat, she shouted: ‘Look Dad, there’s the castle, wave to Shrek.’

What she was looking at was St Mary’s Church in Fratton Road.

Now every time we drive past we have to wave to Shrek in his castle.