Rehearsal images have been released for Bananaman the Musical, starring Matthew McKenna as the fruity superhero himself.

The show is written and composed by Leon Parris, directed by Mark Perry and is based on the original comic strip which became a TV cartoon in the '80s.

The rest of the cast includes Marc Pickering as Doctor Doom, Jodie Jacobs as Eric's loyal sidekick, Crow, Mark Newnham as Eric, Carl Mullaney is General Blight, TJ Lloyd as Chief O'Reilly, Lizzii Hills as Mrs Wimp, Brian Gilligan as Mad Magician, Emma Ralston as Fiona. Chris McGuigan and Amy Perry make up the ensemble.

The show will open at Southwark Playhouse in the new year.

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