Exclusive: First look at Bananaman the Musical

The musical receives its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse in January

Images have been released offering a first look at Bananaman the Musical, which opens at Southwark Playhouse next month.

Matthew McKenna plays the fruity superhero alongside Marc Pickering as Doctor Doom, Jodie Jacobs as Crow and Brian Gilligan as Mad Magician.

The rest of the cast includes Mark Newnham as Eric, Carl Mullaney as General Blight, TJ Lloyd as Chief O'Reilly, Lizzii Hills as Mrs Wimp, Emma Ralston as Fiona. Chris McGuigan and Amy Perry make up the ensemble.

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.

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