We were kindly gifted tickets to go and see Dr Dolittle at the Lowry, Salford Quays. I took 👧🏻 and two of her friends.
On the way there we listened to Christmas radio stations and sang loudly – me very out of tune. The car park is really close to the theatre in the Lowry centre, M50 3AH – I had read online that parking can take a while and it did – it wasn’t a massive surprise as it was December and there is a shopping centre next to the theatre. Once we got to the top floors there was lots of parking but it took a long time to get round. We had left lots of time so it was ok but if you don’t realise it will take a while – probably 35 mins I can imagine it would be quite stressful. Like I say this was in December so it will probably be less of an issue at other times.
There are lots of places locally to get food, either a sit down meal or something on the go
After we collected the tickets we went over to Pret A Manger where the lovely barista gave all three girls a free cake. There is a little play area outside and we were lucky that the snowman walk was also on so took a while pottering.
The set looked amazing
The theatre has a huge Christmas tree. It was all beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. I don’t know when I last saw Dr Dolittle but somehow had forgotten almost all of the story. It was a lovely performance and just long enough. Act one: 65 minutes Interval: 20 minutes Act Two: 55 minutes. The costumes and set looked amazing. 👧🏻 was super excited that Mark Williams, Arthur Weasley, was Dr Dolittle. I was more excited that Vicky Entwistle played Polynesia the Parrot.
You can still go for the next couple of days in Manchester and then continues round the uk. The performances can be found here http://doctordolittlemusical.com/tour/I would really recommend it.