Joe Goldie and Charlie Haskins in Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries at the London Palladium
Whilst the summer and Christmas months regularly attract shows aimed at younger audiences, these have often revolved around the likes of The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, which appear regularly, so the news of Scooby-Doo headed to the West End came as a surprise when it was revealed earlier in the year.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is set to appear briefly at the London Palladium at the end of August and sees the gang take on a mystery involving a theatre, no doubt featuring ghosts and Scooby snacks. As it is a musical show as well, audiences can also expect plenty of songs (such as the well known Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
Now we know some of the names set to be headed to the stage, bringing the characters of Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred to life. They are Joe Goldie, Charlie Haskins, Rebecca Withers, Charlie Bull and Chris Warner Drake respectively. Meanwhile, Theresa Borg directs.
Joe Goldie has plenty of experience as an actor and a singer and has worked extensively with the likes of Disney (such as working as a dancer at Disneyland Paris) and has previously taken to the stage in London as well. His credits include Get ‘Em Off at the Above The Stag Theatre and more.
Meanwhile, Charlie Haskins has also amassed numerous credits, playing Banquo in Macbeth for the Young Shakespeare Company and also appearing in Fly Boy at the Arcola Theatre, Vernon God Little at The Space, Jack And The Beanstalk at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury and The Last Days Of Mankind at the Bristol Old Vic, to name but a few.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries has previously been seen by audiences on the other side of the Atlantic as it has embarked on a national tour.
But now audiences can see Scooby and the gang as the musical lands at the London Palladium with a run from Thursday 18th August 2016 to Sunday 21st August 2016. It plays at the venue during a year that also brings the likes of Cinderella and That’ll Be The Day.