A hero who has ‘the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels’. Bananaman is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space, but he’s not the sharpest tool in the box. In fact, he doesn’t even know where the box is. 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 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.
Featuring the hit theme tune from the cartoon series and new songs from Leon Parris (writer of the Tabard production of The Famous Five), Bananaman’s winkingly clever, delightfully silly humour has been sealed into the memories of those who saw him first, and will now spark the imagination of a new bunch of Bananafans.
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