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The Lowry Theatre
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
0843 208 6000
£19 - £22.25
25-Jul-13 to 27-Jul-13
Thu, Fri, Sat, See Below
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and your favourite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in the all-new Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show!
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy set out on a zany road trip where audiences join in and help find the coolest acts around. Along the way, hit a high note with Cinderella; get your bounce on with Tigger; and shout out your loudest “yee-haw” at a hoedown with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story!
Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway at this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks!
Thu 25 Jul 10:30
Thu 25 Jul 13:30
Thu 25 Jul 16:30
Fri 26 Jul 10:30
Fri 26 Jul 13:30
Fri 26 Jul 18:00
Sat 27 Jul 10:30
Sat 27 Jul 13:30
Sat 27 Jul 16:30
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
There's always something magical about Disney, the characters and films have captured the hearts of millions of children for generations and continue to do so today but things have moved on and the magic is no longer confined to the big and small screen.
Once a place for grown up plays and musicals, venues have opened up to a new era of theatre goers, encouraging preschoolers and young children through the doors into an atmosphere where its okay to sing along, dance and even bounce giant Tigger balls across the stalls!
The Lowry Theatre does exactly this, with family friendly facilities, spotless baby changing and a new family space it understands that the preschoolers of today will be the adult theatre goers of the future and fostering a love for arts at a young age is vital.
I must admit as the mother of a ten year old I was somewhat skeptical of how much she would get from the show as we filed in with rows of tiny children in an array of princess and Mickey costumes, feeling that perhaps that innocence and magic might have passed. I knew by the opening song when Mickey ran onto the stage how wrong I had been as I watched my "too cool for this" daughter enthralled in the show and singing all the songs.
The "human" cast member Jacob Starks kicked off the show and captured the children's attention with actions and songs, breaking up set changes with jokes and audience participation with even some mums and dads getting a starring role they didn't quite expect in the show. He was enthusiastic and full of energy and instantly the children engaged with him shouting and screaming and "acting all crazy".
The next hour and a half passed in a blur as characters we usually see separately crashed into each others worlds and came to life as we joined everyone's favourite Mickey and Minnie as they set off on their journey to find entrants for their talent show meeting some special characters along the way with plenty opportunities to sing along, dance and have fun. The show was face paced, colourful and was crammed with energy from start to finish keeping even the littlest audience member enthralled as juggling superhero Buzz Lightyear, lassoing cowboy Woody, bouncing Tigger, and the beautiful singing Cinderella sparkled on stage with a little help from her fairy Godmother of course.
There was something for everyone with even the Toy Story soldiers putting in an appearance to save the day and ending with Donald duck causing an explosion of ticker tape across the theatre which had children mesmerized and reaching in the air to catch the rainbow of colour floating from the ceiling.
Even as an adult you cannot help but be impressed with the energy and production that goes into creating the show.
Disney does what it says on the tin, it provides magic and memories that last a lifetime and I for one am glad to see you are never too old for a little bit of magic.
Mickeys Rockin Roadshow continues at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays until Saturday 27 July. See website for prices and offers.
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