Fun­box delve into the deep on stage

Ayrshire Post - - THE WEEKEND TICKET -

They’re some of Scot­land’s best- loved chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ers – and they’re head­ing back to Ayr.

Fun­box – a tour­ing mu­sic and com­edy troupe star­ring Gary Cou­p­land, Anya Scott- Rodgers and Kevin Macleod – will take to the stage at the Gai­ety Theatre on Sun­day, Septem­ber 24.

And with years of ex­pe­ri­ence as writ­ers and per­form­ers with the leg­endary Singing Ket­tle troupe, the af­ter­noon is sure to be great fun for all the fam­ily.

Gary said: “We’ve been com­ing to Ayr for around 30 years, and the Singing Ket­tle al­ways had great crowds.

“When that came to an end in 2015, we un­der­stood that the songs that we sing have to be kept go­ing.

“It was one of the best days in my life when I phoned round the­atres look­ing to get book­ings and they said they’d be

de­lighted to have us.”

It’s been non- stop fun for the Fun­box three since their first show in 2015, as they head out on their ninth tour in two years.

And as well as thrilling gen­er­a­tions of young­sters, the three say their new shows fea­ture the same tra­di­tional songs and silli­ness as well as their own brand of manic hu­mour with a mod­ern twist.

Kevin said: “We’ve been de­scribed as fresh and edgier than be­fore.

“Even the big peo­ple are en­joy­ing it - we spot­ted a few grown- up mer­maids and deep sea divers at our DVD record­ing in Fe­bru­ary.”

The trio bring their brand­new show for 2017, Un­der­wa­ter Ad­ven­ture, to Ayr later this month.

The show sees them voy­age be­neath the waves, to the bot­tom of the ocean, as they find “somefin” fishy go­ing on in their lat­est sin­ga­long tale.

The fun­box is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash be­cause their mag­i­cal keys are all tucked up in the sea bed.

Fluffy and Flossie the Fun­sters will dive in to lend a hand - and ev­ery­one’s favourite salty sea dog Bonzo will join the ac­quatic ac­tion.

Packed with favourites such as When The Boat Comes In, The World Must Be Com­ing Tae An End and Hole At The Bot­tom Of The Sea as well as brand new songs, the show prom­ises to be the per­fect swima­long sin­ga­long treat for kids of all ages.

Tick­ets for Fun­box’s Un­der­wa­ter Ad­ven­ture at Ayr’s Gai­ety Theatre on Sun­day, Septem­ber 24 are on sale now, with prices rang­ing from £ 9 to £ 15.50.

For more in­for­ma­tion, and to book, call 01292 288235 or visit ayr­gai­ety.

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Some- fin fishy The Fun­box trio are go­ing on an Un­der­wa­ter Ad­ven­ture

Top trio Kevin, Anya and Gary head up the Fun­box group

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