Production images for the world premiere production of Bananaman the Musical which officially opens at the Southwark Playhouse on the 4th January. 

Bananaman The Musical 5 Matthew McKenna (Bananaman) Photo  by Pamela Raith.jpg
(c)Pamela Raith. 

The most fruity superhero ever to grace the skies is going to make his live action debut in an all-singing, all-flying must-see new musical. Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, may have a jaw line you can see from space but this superhero has the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels. Which isn’t much. With supervillains Doctor Gloom and General Blight attempting world domination, who can we call? Superman’s on holiday, Spiderman’s not picking up – our only option, our very, very last option is… Bananaman.

Bananaman The Musical 2 Carl Mulaney (General Blight) Marc Pickering (Dr Gloom) Photo  by Pamela Raith.jpg
(c)Pamela Raith. 

This world premiere production is directed by Mark Perry and is based on one of the flagship characters in the world’s longest running comic, The Beano. Bananaman was also the subject of the hugely popular TV cartoon that ran on the BBC during the 1980s.

The cast for the production includes: Matthew McKenna as Bananaman, Marc Pickering as Doctor Doom, Jodie Jacobs as Eric’s loyal sidekick, Crow, Mark Newnham as Eric ,Carl Mullaney as General Blight, TJ Lloyd as Chief O’Reilly, Lizzii Hills as Mrs Wimp ,Brian Gilligan as Mad Magician ,Emma Ralston as Fiona with Chris McGuigan and  Amy Perry in the Ensemble.

Bananaman The Musical 6 Carl Mulaney (General Blight) Mark Newnham (Eric Wimp) Marc Pickering (Dr Gloom) Photo  by Pamela Raith.jpg
(c) Pamela Raith. 

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes: choreography by Grant Murphy,  set and costume design by Mike Leopold and is produced by Sightline Entertainment in association with Cahoots Theatre Company and Beano Studios.

Bananaman The Musical 4 Marc Pickering (Dr Gloom) Photo  by Pamela Raith.jpg
(c)Pamela Raith. 

Bananaman the Musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse  until the 20th January 2018. For more information visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/bananaman/

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