Last Updated on 17th January 2016
Bananaman is soon to be live on stage in a part parody, part slapstick comedy musical for the whole family.
Bananaman, written by Leon Parris (award-winning writer and composer of Wolfboy, The Famous Five and Monte Cristo), will directed by Fred Perry (producer, director, actor and founder of Sightline Entertainment), choreographed by Grant Murphy (Cinderella – Salisbury Playhouse, Saturday Night Fever -no.1 Tour, Avenue Q, Crazy For You – Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and produced by SightLine Entertainment in partnership with DC Thomson.
The hero with ‘the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels’ began life in the Nutty comic in 1980 and was a flyaway success, transferring to The Dandy before joining the world’s longest-running comic The Beano in 2012.
A send-up of the likes of Superman and Batman, he was the subject of the hugely popular television cartoon that ran between 1983 and 1986 on the BBC.
Bananaman the musical – marking the live action debut of the ‘Man-of-Peel’ – has an industry-only preview in February in London. But it won’t be long before we all ‘Peel the Power’ of Bananaman.
Visit www.bananamanlive.com to hear a sample from the show