Bananaman – The Musical

“This is 29 Acacia Road. And this is Eric Wimp. He’s a schoolboy who leads an amazing double life. For when Eric eats a banana an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman. Ever alert for the call to action.”

Bananaman the Musical will mark the live action debut of the Man-of-Peel. 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 and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, 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 the Musical is the live action debut of the Man of Peel, a cult cartoon character from the Dandy and from the hugely popular cartoon series voiced by the Goodies. With a useless hero and some equally clueless villains, 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. It won’t be long before we all ‘Peel the Power’ of 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.

Please visit to hear a sample from the show.

Press Coverage:

WHATSONSTAGE.COM : Forget Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, there’s a new superhero coming to the UK

METRO.CO.UK : A brand new Bananaman musical is coming and will be ‘part parody, part slapstick’

@TimeOutTheatre: Holy #$$^ this is really happening

WIRED.CO.UK : Bananman: The Musical heading to theatres. Yes, really

THE STAGE (Online and in print): Bananaman musical being developed


Jodie Jacobs, Chris Warner Drake, Nathan Amzi, Kate Graham, Ralph Bogard, Quinn Patrick, Rosie Needham, Mark Newnham, Carl Mullaney