Bananaman The Musical set for London world premiere

I guess you have to be of a certain age to remember Bananaman, but I remember the animated TV series of the 1980s.

Now that series is being turned into a stage production, a musical no less, which will have its world premiere in London this winter.

Bananaman started fighting crime in 1980, before transferring to The Dandy and then The Beano in 2012. The popular TV cartoon ran between 1983 and 1986 for 40 episodes and featured the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

The musical will be directed by Mark Perry and sees our hero attempt to halt the evili plans of supervillains Doctor Gloom and General Blight.

The production will have musical supervision by Alan Berry, design by Mike Leopold, and choreography by Grant Murphy. Casting to be announced.

Bananaman the Musical will run at Southwark Playhouse from 4 to 20 January 2018, with previews from 15 December 2017.

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