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Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries (Susan Elkin reviews)

Scooby-Scooby-Doo-Live-Musical-Mysteries-London-Palladium-18-21-August-7-300x300The Scooby-Doo cartoons are a pretty iconic example of 1960s cartoon culture and held in great affection by those who grew up with them. The trouble is that they are now so well known they’ve turned into a ‘brand’ and that is rarely a  basis for good quality theatre.

The creators are so busy keeping the brand recognisable that there is no scope for imagination, surprise or anything theatrically interesting. It becomes a matter of feeding the theatrically unsophisticated audience more of what they already know, and frankly they might as well be at a film …

Read the rest of this review via Musical Theatre Review http://musicaltheatrereview.com/scooby-doo-live-musical-mysteries-london-palladium/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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