Funbox: Pirates and Princesses – a reinvention of kiddies' favourite
Former Singing Kettle personnel come together in this brand new company to entertain wee ones
The Singing Kettle may have boiled for the last time, but fans of the sing-along sensation won’t have to wait long for their fix of songs, laughs and dressing up. Comprised of former Singing Kettle personnel – Gary, Kevin and Anya – Funbox is a brand new company dedicated to entertaining the wee ones. But while the name has changed, and there’s a whole new rhyme to learn (‘You and me, turn the key … open the locks of the funbox’), the team is wise enough to know if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – for now.
‘It would be a little tricky to stray too far from the formula,’ says Funboxer Kevin Macleod, ‘certainly to begin with. We want our fans to stay with us, so change will need to be gradual. We want to carry on the element of traditional playground songs and rhymes that were the cornerstones previously, and maintain a definite Scottish flavour. Where the shows will hopefully develop and flourish is with new songs, new silliness and new characters.’
SECC, Glasgow, Sun 1 Mar, then touring