Fun­box still go­ing strong and still a firm favourite

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY DAVID DALZIEL

Aberdeen’s HMT was filled with laugh­ter and silli­ness as Fun­box played two shows to en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ences yes­ter­day.

The mu­si­cal trio – for­merly of The Singing Ket­tle – did not dis­ap­point with their tried and tested rou­tine of tra­di­tional songs, ter­ri­ble gags and au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion.

I have been tak­ing my chil­dren since the Singing Ket­tle days, and de­spite my son now be­ing nine, he still en­joyed the show, while my five-year-old daugh­ter loved it, es­pe­cially the clever light­ing that made the the­atre ceil­ing re­ally sparkle. The 3pm

“The show had all the old favourites to sing along to”

show­ing was the fi­nal per­for­mance of this Once Upon A Time show that has seen Gary, Kevin and Anya tour­ing the coun­try since mid-Novem­ber.

They showed no sign of fa­tigue and looked to be hav­ing as much fun as we were.

Based around a num­ber of tra­di­tional fairy­tales, the show had all the old favourites to sing along to, and one of the high­lights, as al­ways, was when chil­dren from the au­di­ence were in­vited on to the stage to dress up and take part. Par­tic­u­larly amus­ing was the group of five lit­tle mice pre­tend­ing to at­tack ring leader Kevin.

While this tour may be over, Fun­box fans don’t have to wait too long to see their favourites again as a new DVD will be filmed at Portlethen Academy The­atre on March 23.

There is also a Wild West show sched­uled for HMT on Au­gust 10.

Fun­box hasn’t lost any of its charm or pop­u­lar­ity and we’re al­ready plan­ning our next trip to see them very soon.

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