My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Andy and Mike's ... Big Box of Bananas!

New UK Tour! 2nd - 30th June, 2012

Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas is back on the road this June! And you are invited to their ‘fun pad’ – there is room for everyone and once there you can expect music, laughs, wigs, eye-patches, boats, planes, suspense and a BIG BOX OF BANANAS!

BAFTA-nominated CBeebies’ presenter Andy Day brings his much-loved humour to this high-energy, children’s comedy.  He and Mike James, childhood friends and comedy partners, have created a fast-paced show full of slapstick, songs and stories. With imaginative writing and great gags, Andy and Mike’s… Big Box of Bananas is a treat for the whole family.

When a magical and mysterious box appears in Andy and Mike’s ‘fun pad’, try as they might they can’t open it. The boys must journey the skies and seas to try to find the password to the box but they need help – they’ll never manage it without an audience of house sitters to give them a hand!

Join them on a colourful journey taking in some very glamorous, all-singing, all-dancing air stewards, some confused pirates and some amazing musical sea life! You’ll also get to meet Poppy the Pet Porpoise, Andy’s Mum and the mysterious man in the TV and to help reveal the mystery of the Big Magical Box.

Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas was a sell-out success and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival 2009 and has enjoyed several sell-out tours since then. The show is suitable for adventurers of any generation, but the show is most suitable for house-sitters aged four to eleven and their grown-ups.

Andy Day is well known to pre-schoolers and primary school children, as well as their carers. He has been a presenter on CBeebies since 2009 and was recently one of the star line-up on the hugely successful CBeebies Live! arena tour (April 2012). His CBeebies’ show Andy’s Wild Adventures has just won Best Children’s TV Programme at the recent Freesat Awards. Mike James and Andy Day have been friends since they were 11 years old, and have worked on a diverse range of projects from playing ugly sisters together in panto through to hotel work as glass collectors! Their new show Tick Tock Time Machine starts its 2012 tour at the Pleasance as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

The show’s co-creator and director is Iain Lauchlan who has a towering pedigree in creating quality children’s entertainment both on stage and TV, including The Tweenies and The Fun Song Factory.

Tour Details!

SAT 2 JUNE                         HERTFORD THEATRE, HERTFORD
11am & 2pm                         

SUN 3 JUNE                         PALACE THEATRE, SOUTHEND
11 am & 2 pm                      

WED 6 JUNE                        ROTHERHAM CIVIC THEATRE
11 am & 2 pm                   

2 pm                                

FRI 8 JUNE                          THE KING’S HALL, ILKLEY
1.30 & 4.30 pm                   

SAT 9 JUNE                          ARTIX, BROMSGROVE
11 am & 2 pm                    

11 am                               

SUN 17 JUNE                       MARTLETS HALL, BURGESS HILL
11.30 am                              

SAT 23 JUNE                        LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL
11 am                               

SUN 24 JUNE                        KENNETH MORE THEATRE, ILFORD
2 pm                                      

SAT 30 JUNE                        HARPENDEN PUBLIC HALLS
2.30 pm                               
(Part of the Harpenden Comedy Festival) 

Book your seats NOW to avoid disappointment!                                                                 


  1. Andy is a fantastic presenter! Will definitely look into this roadshow

    1. He is certainly a big favourite in our house! Munchkin is very excited about seeing him on the stage! :) x