Shrek and Fiona performers get engaged onstage

Shrek and Fiona performers get engaged onstage

This actor turned his leading lady into his fiancé when he proposed in front of 400 people during a live performance of Shrek at the Gaiety stage in Ayr, southwest coast of Scotland.

Shrek actors Mikey McCabe and Ciara Brady both belong to the Ayr Amateur Operatic Company, and have been together ever since they met during the company’s 2014 production of Jesus Christ Superstar. When they landed their Shrek roles back in September 2019, McCabe began planning the proposal, which would be the first time anyone proposed onstage during the company’s 116 year existence.

“Our story is the stage at The Gaiety, the right time and the right place.” McCabe told Daily Record,“I have to admit Shrek and Princess Fiona are not the stereotypical lovely couple. We spent the second act farting and burping at each other.”

During what theatre goers thought was another round of bows, McCabe went down on one knee to pop the big question. Of course, Brady said yes.

“I was more nervous about that than a week on stage. Fortunately for me she said yes.” McCabe said. “It was easy to get down on one knee, but getting back up in this costume with three-inch heels wasn’t easy.”

Being in full ogre costumes, the pair could not exchange rings at the time as it wouldn’t fit on Brady’s latex-covered Ogre fingers.

Watch the video of the proposal below:

Congrats to the happy couple!

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