Scooby-Doo Live comes to King’s Theatre

Scooby-Doo Live!� The Mystery of the Pyramid. Pic: Comp
Scooby-Doo Live!� The Mystery of the Pyramid. Pic: Comp
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SCOOBY-DOO, where are you? TV’s most mischievous and cowardly mutt, along with his crime-fighting gang, are back by popular demand at the King’s Theatre this week, with a new spooky mystery to solve in Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Of The Pyramid.

In their latest adventure, Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred find themselves transported to ancient Egypt, where they face treacherous challenges while trying to uncover the mystery of Pharaoh Hatchepsout’s pyramid.

Can they avoid being turned to stone by the terrifying Pharaoh? Can they steer clear of the mysterious mummies? And will ‘those meddling kids’ once again save the day?

The quest to find the actors who could bring these much loved cartoon characters to life finds Eddie Arnold leading the cast as Scooby-Doo, accompanied by Danny Stokes as his comic sidekick, Shaggy.

The Mystery Inc gang comprises Julia Cave as Daphne, Louise Wright as Velma, and Josh Little as playing Fred.

They’ll be joined by Douglas Walker as Otto, Stuart Vincent as Ben, Eleanor O’Grady as Mira.

Staying true to the cartoons that inspired the show, the production features the signature theme song, spectacular effects and the hilarious physical comedy to make it a show for the whole family to enjoy.

Scooby-Doo made his debut on TV screens in America in 1969.

The original Hanna-Barbera series, called Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, introduced young viewers to Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley and Norville ‘Shaggy’ Rogers and their talking brown Great Dane.

Over the years there have been a number of follow-up and spin-off series introducing characters such as Scooby’s cousin Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo.

Originally broadcast 1969 to 1976, the show was finally cancelled in 1986 only to be resurrected as A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, which ran from 1988 to 1991.

New Scooby-Doo followed from 2002 to 2008, while the most recent incarnation, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ran from 2010 to 2013.

Another new series, Be Cool Scooby-Doo! is set to debut on Cartoon Network later this year.

Scooby-Doo Live!  The Mystery of the Pyramid, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, tomorrow-Sunday, various times, £20.50, 0131-529 6000