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Mike Leopold - Bananaman


Mike Leopold is the Set and Costume Designer for Bananaman at the Southwark Playhouse from 15th December 2017 to the 20th January 2018.

Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport an exciting tight lycra outfit, but this superhero has the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels. Which isn’t much.

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 is one of the flagship characters in the world’s longest running comic, The Beano. He was also the subject of the hugely popular TV cartoon that ran on the BBC during the 1980s. With a useless hero and some equally clueless villains, Bananaman’s riotously funny, slapstick 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!