A new musical based on 1980’s super-hero Bananaman set for the West End
1980’s comic book and cartoon super-hero Bananaman is to be the subject of a new West End musical. Described by producers as ‘part fond parody of the super-hero genre, part riotous comic slapstick’ Bananaman The Musical is set to be an action comedy for the whole family.
For those too young to remember, Bananaman 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 TV cartoon that ran between 1983 and 1986 for 3 series and 40 episodes on the BBC and featured the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie from The Goodies.
Written and composed by Leon Parris (Wolfboy, Monte Cristo), Bananaman will be directed by Fred Perry (Cinderella – Boom or Bust!) with choreography by Grant Murphy (Saturday Night Fever).
Dates, casting and location are yet to be announced.
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