Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Andy and Mike's... Big Box of Bananas

Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas is back on the road this June! And you are invited to their ‘fun pad’ – there is room for everyone and once there you can expect music, laughs, wigs, eye-patches, boats, planes, suspense and a BIG BOX OF BANANAS!

BAFTA-nominated CBeebies’ presenter Andy Day brings his much-loved humour to this high-energy, children’s comedy.  He and Mike James, childhood friends and comedy partners, have created a fast-paced show full of slapstick, songs and stories. With imaginative writing and great gags, Andy and Mike’s… Big Box of Bananas is a treat for the whole family.


When a magical and mysterious box appears in Andy and Mike’s ‘fun pad’, try as they might they can’t open it. The boys must journey the skies and seas to try to find the password to the box but they need help – they’ll never manage it without an audience of house sitters to give them a hand!

Join them on a colourful journey taking in some very glamorous, all-singing, all-dancing air stewards, some confused pirates and some amazing musical sea life! You’ll also get to meet Poppy the Pet Porpoise, Andy’s Mum and the mysterious man in the TV and to help reveal the mystery of the Big Magical Box.


Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas was a sell-out success and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival 2009 and has enjoyed several sell-out tours since then. The show is suitable for adventurers of any generation, but the show is most suitable for house-sitters aged four to eleven and their grown-ups.

Andy Day is well known to pre-schoolers and primary school children, as well as their carers. He has been a presenter on CBeebies since 2009 and was recently one of the star line-up on the hugely successful CBeebies Live! arena tour (April 2012). His CBeebies’ show Andy’s Wild Adventures has just won Best Children’s TV Programme at the recent Freesat Awards. Mike James and Andy Day have been friends since they were 11 years old, and have worked on a diverse range of projects from playing ugly sisters together in panto through to hotel work as glass collectors! Their new show Tick Tock Time Machine starts its 2012 tour at the Pleasance as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

The show’s co-creator and director is Iain Lauchlan who has a towering pedigree in creating quality children’s entertainment both on stage and TV, including The Tweenies and The Fun Song Factory.

ANDY & MIKE’S … BIG BOX OF BANANAS UK TOUR can be enjoyed from the 2nd to the 30th June 2012 at various locations across the UK.


Tour details:

* SAT 2 JUNE Hertford Theatre, Hertford 11 am and 2 pm                                                         

* SUN 3 JUNE Palace Theatre, Southend 11 am and 2 pm                                                          

* WED 6 JUNE Rotherham Civic Theatre 11 am and 2 pm                                                          

* THURS 7 JUNE Palace Theatre, Newmark 2 pm                                                                               

* FRI 8 JUNE The King's Hall, Ilkley 1.30 and 4.30 pm                                                            

* SAT 9 JUNE Artix, Bromsgrove 11 am and 2 pm                                                          

* SUN 10 JUNE Arlington Arts Centre, NEWBURY 11 am                                                                            

* SUN 17 JUNE Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill 11.30 am                                                                    

* SAT 23 JUNE Loughborough Town Hall 11 am                                                                            

* SUN 24 JUNE Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford 2 pm                                                                               

* SAT 30 JUNE Harpenden Public Halls 2.30 pm Part of the Harpenden Comedy Festival

More information about this brilliant tour can be found by visiting www.andyandmike.com

* I received nothing for posting about this tour, I chose to post the press release as I think it sounds like a fun show for little ones *

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