Scooby Doo Live – The Mystery of the Pyramid – Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays

Reviewed for Mumsnet Local.

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Scooby Doo Live – The Mystery of the Pyramid

There was a time when theatre was only for grown ups, a place of serious plays and adults dressed in their finest but in the last few years a new niche of the market has opened and guess what? Children love theatre, they adore the colour, sounds and fun of seeing their favourite characters brought to life.

Scooby Doo The Mystery of the Pyramid explodes on to the stage with a burst of colour and dance as everybody’s favourites  Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne set out to aid Otto and solve the mystery of Pharaoh Hatchepsout’s Pyramid in their trusty campervan the Mystery Machine. The characters of the show, which has been on our screens from the 1960’s, transfer perfectly to the stage, something that some character shows fail to do showing that our favourite dog Scooby can stand the test of time.

With the perfect slapstick comedy children adore and catchy tunes which all the family will go home singing, add in a dust of audience participation and you have the magic of watching your children staring in awe as the real Scooby Doo appears before them them with just enough peril to capture and maintain their attention. Its nice to see that in this age of technology there is still room for children to be children and a lovely way to spend some quality family time.

For the future of our theatre buildings the introduction of childrens theatre can only be a positive, if we can get children in to the theatres at four we can hope they still have their love of theatre as an adults too.

Scooby Doo continues on a UK Tour, see the official website for details http://www.scoobydoo-live.com/scoobydoo-buy-tickets.html

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