Disney - Live! heading to Salford

Published: 4 July 2013
Reporter: David Upton

Disney Live! Credit: Heinz Kluetmeier

Disney Live! is—as the name suggests—a live stage show starring favourite Disney characters, and coming to The Lowry in Salford from July 25-27.

It’s a fun-packed adventure led by Mickey Mouse and featuring a host of much loved friends.
There’s Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy; the ever-lovable Tigger; Cinderella and her conniving stepsisters; and Buzz Lightyear, Woody and friends from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story.

“Fun knows no boundaries,” says producer Kenneth Feld. “Audiences will feel like they’re seeing a cartoon come to life as they experience the humour, hi-jinks, twists and turns of Mickey’s road trip and talent show.”

“What sets this show apart is how we unite characters that normally exist in separate worlds and incorporate the kind of music that kids listen to everyday to create a fresh, original story,” says director Jay Smith.

The show is based on the concept of a live cartoon, and writer Bradley Zweig sets the stage with the vehicle for the adventure: an amazing bus equipped with unusual gadgets.

“These are things that only happen in cartoons, but we’re doing them live on stage. You don’t explain them; they just happen,” says Zweig.