Scooby Doo is a well loved TV show in my household and I’m sure in many others, and I had three very excited seven year olds eagerly awaiting the start of the show to see the ‘real’ Scooby!
We were lucky to be given the chance to go and see Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid at the Derngate Theatre in Northampton and we jumped at the chance.
The story is based around Scooby and the gang heading to the Sahara Desert in Egypt to help their friend, Otto solve the mystery at the heart of the pyramid. The gang arrive in the classic Mystery Machine van to a chorus of cheers and very loud clapping. Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred get straight into the singing along with the audience who join in with the dance routines.
The brilliant cast bring to life their cartoon perfectly, the costumes and stage props are brilliant and well-designed, and the voices of the characters are played so well.
Shaggy played a brilliant part, with the quotes are characteristics just as they are on the TV show.
The cast come down into the audience during the show, as they explore the pyramid and interact with the strange pyramid animals which are of course the audience, the children all love this bit all desperate for the Gang to high five them!
The show is a perfect combination of music, silliness and classic ‘he’s behind you’ moments, with Shaggy and Scooby up to their usual tricks of cowardice and extreme hunger.
The brilliant and catchy songs getting people of all ages out of their seats dancing and clapping along. From the hand-jiving “Gogglygod” to the silly ‘love song’ for Shaggy in “My perfect guy”, they’re well sung, entertaining and above all, very funny.
All three children continued to sing the songs the entire way home!
The show runs at around 90 minutes (with a 10-15 minute interval)
This is a perfect time as the children are all engaged throughout, I was really impressed with this and would defiantly see another Scooby Doo show!
Review by Natalie Bell.
Scooby Doo and the Mystery of The Pyramid will be at Belgrade Theatre in Coventry July 22 to July 24.