Photo Flash: Eyes Peeled! Inside Rehearsal for BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL at Southwark Playhouse
Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, is flying out of the pages of much-loved comic Beano, and the hugely popular TV cartoon, in the world premiere of Bananaman the Musical, the hilarious new musical comedy by Leon Parris. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
Bananaman is a unique member of the superhero ranks. He may have a jawline you can see from space and sport an exciting tight, lycra outfit, but this superhero has the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels. Which isn't much! Bananaman will be attempting to save the world at London's Southwark Playhouse this Christmas.
The cast: Matthew McKenna is Bananaman; Marc Pickering is Doctor Doom; Jodie Jacobs is Eric's loyal sidekick, Crow; Mark Newnham is Eric; Carl Mullaney is General Blight; TJ Lloyd is Chief O'Reilly; Lizzii Hills is Mrs Wimp; Brian Gilligan is Mad Magician; Emma Ralston is Fiona; and Chris McGuigan & Amy Perry are Ensemble.
Bananaman the Musical is produced by Sightline Entertainment in association with Cahoots Theatre Company and Beano Studios.
Bananaman the Musical, written and composed by Leon Parris, directed by Mark Perry, will run at Southwark Playhouse from December 15 2017 to January 20 2018. Press night is Thursday January 4 at 7.30pm.
Photo Credit: Pamela Raith
Amy Perry, Brian Gilligan
Emma Ralston, TJ Lloyd