We are delighted to be streaming our ‘JUNGLE PARTY’ show in conjunction with Dunoon Burgh Hall this week. It’s first ‘showing’ will be Tuesday (13th ) at 2.00pm but if you can’t make that performance; you can watch at any time up until Friday (16th) at 8.00pm. Tickets are just £5.00 each from Dunoon Burgh Hall’s website HERE
With the continued uncertainty over lock-down and restrictions for venues and theatres continuing for the time being, we have filmed a special virtual version of HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO that we will be streaming online this April. Filmed following COVID safety protocols at Viable Creative in Falkirk in January join Anya, Kevin, Bonzo and Gary for some superhero silliness and singalong fun. Tickets are on sale NOW
Packed with classics like ‘Leapfrog’ and ‘Bear Hunt’, Funbox favourites and new songs too, HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO is the ideal treat for all your little (and big) caped crusaders.
Why not dress as a Superhero to join in the fun! Pants over trousers encouraged but not mandatory.
We are also offering LIMITED VIP TICKETS for a Pre-Show Party live on Zoom with Anya and Kevin before your chosen show! Tickets are per household and will give you access to a private Facebook group where you can watch with other Funboxers around the country.
FULL DETAILS AND HOW YOU CAN BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW CAN BE FOUND HERE!
We are delighted to announce that the shows at Portlethen and Strathpeffer have now been rescheduled to October 2021. The HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO shows will now be on Saturday Oct 23rd and Sunday October 24th respectively. If you have a ticket for one pf the multiple previous dates these are, of course, still valid, but tickets for Portlethen are now on sale and Strathpeffer will be on sale soon. For rescheduled HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO live show details please go HERE
For Portlethen tickets go HERE
Check out Bonzo the Dog’s brand new occasional online series ‘BONZO MEETS…’, where he’ll be meeting various interesting people. Kicking off the series will be Glasgow based singer, songwriter and tunesmith; Findlay Napier.
Bonzo loved getting to sing with Findlay when they filmed at Viable Creative in Falkirk a few weeks ago. We can’t wait for you to see it.
To check out Findlay’s stunning body of work HERE
Coming to Facebook this Saturday (3rd April)
SANTA’S BIG SURPRISE will be streaming online on the 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and now Christmas Eve!
The theatres are closed but Christmas is anything but cancelled with Funbox this year as they bring to you their new VIRTUAL Christmas show for 2020 streamed to the comfort of your own home… SANTA’S BIG SURPRISE!
Streaming throughout December, Gary, Anya and Kevin have decided to throw Santa a surprise party to say thank you for all the festive cheer he brings. But who’s on the guest list? Will Santa turn up? And what if the Hokey Cokey’s really what it’s all about?With traditional Christmas songs, exciting new festive Funbox singalongs, more silliness than you can shake a stocking at and special TICKET UPGRADES to make your experience fully interactive, you won’t want to miss bringing SANTA’S BIG SURPRISE to your home this December! To book a show check out the show page HERE
***SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, GROUPS***
You don’t have to miss out either on your Funbox festive trip as we have a package for you to help bring Christmas cheer straight to your classrooms! Fill in the form HERE for more info. Tag a friend who needs a little Funbox fun this Christmas.
After nearly four decades entertaining families the length and breadth of Scotland and beyond, Gary Coupland – formerly of the Singing Kettle and now of Funbox – is retiring from theatre touring.
“I was part of the Singing Kettle for 30 years and Funbox for nearly 6”, said Gary, who was awarded an MBE for his services to children’s entertainment in 2000. “As much as it’s been a pleasure and a privilege, I feel like it’s time me to step away from life on the road, slow down and enjoy some free time for once.”
“Since the start of Funbox, Kevin, Anya and I have run the company ourselves, dealing with admin during the week as well as performing. People ask us at our weekend performances what we do on our days off and we reply – this is our day off!”
Fans will no doubt be disappointed that due to the current pandemic and closure of theatres there will be no final onstage fling for the Music Man, however they do have an online show: ‘Santa’s Big Surprise’ coming this month. Fear not though, Funbox will continue as Kevin, Anya and of course Bonzo the dog, are carrying on and are looking forward to a fully booked 2021.
“Naturally we’re gutted that Gary is retiring from performing with us. Funbox is our creation and it feels like the end of an era with one of the founding members leaving”, said Anya, who joined the Singing Kettle two years before its closure in 2015. “But despite everything this year has thrown at us, Kevin and I are delighted to be carrying on with Gary’s support.”
Although no longer a part of the company, and hoping to spend more time with his family or getting everyone up dancing at weddings and parties, Gary will still help with the music that brings a Funbox show to life. Kevin laughed “My musical talents go as far as the kazoo so it’s good we can still work with Gary!”
Gary adds; “I will miss all the people who have came to the shows over the years and supported us . You made going to work so enjoyable. But I’m thrilled Funbox is continuing without me. Thank you to all our Funboxers young and old”.
FUNBOX will be heading online for shows this Christmas as Gary, Anya, Kevin and Bonzo are planning a big party for Santa. For more details on how you can watch ‘SANTA’S BIG SURPRISE’ at home, school or nursery; go HERE