Theatre Royal Gets Set For Blast Off With The Funbox Space Race

Attention Earthlings. Do not attempt to adjust your reading material. Funbox are controlling transmission and Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo are taking recruits for they intergalactic mission across the galaxy right here in Gary’s home planet of Dumfries at the Theatre Royal this May.

Theatre Royal, Dumfries – Sunday 5th of May

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In the four years since their first show, the Funbox gang have been pirates, princesses,
superheroes, a variety of underwater sea creatures and dino-hunters to name a few guises. Now this year the fossil fuel is now rocket fuel as the countdown is on to blast off with FUNBOX in their brand new singalong adventure for 2019 – SPACE RACE.

“We’re really looking forward to blasting off with this show,” said Anya.
“We’ve got keys to find and only one spacesuit to share – heres hoping we don’t get lost in space!” It seems like Fun is the operative word in Funbox as the gang can barely hide the excitement and love they have of performing. “We get to act like kids all day, who wouldn’t love to make a living out of that?” said Kevin. “During the week theres lots of what we call the ‘boring grown up stuff’ for the day to day running of the business, but as soon as the weekend hits and we’re performing its like having a second childhood all over again!”

FUNBOX is the brainchild of Gary Coupland, Anya Scott-Rodgers and Kevin Macleod who since starting out in March 2015 have gone from strength to strength, quickly becoming firm family favourites and Scotland’s premier children’s entertainment company. Funbox offers the same traditional songs and silliness known and loved by many but with their own brand of manic humour and a modern twist.

Gary hails from Dumfries, and his Mum and Dad still live in the town and still come to see the shows after all the years he’s been doing this – 36 in total!
“We’ve been described as fresh and edgier than before and the whole family is getting involved. Even the grown-ups are getting involved – we even had some big cowboys and cowgirls at our DVD recording in February at Glasgow SEC for our other show, The Wild WestShow!” laughs Gary, who was the Singing Kettle’s music man for 32 years before Funbox was born.


Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo as part of the crew of the ‘Starship FUNBOX’ as they take a space odyssey to explore strange new worlds and dimensions on their galaxy-hopping quest tofind their keys and answer the mysteries of the universe – what do astronauts eat? What is thestinkiest planet? And where are the friendliest aliens?

Packed with classics like ‘Apples and Bananas’ and ‘Aiken Drum’, Funbox favourites and brand new songs, SPACE RACE is out of this world singalong fun for all the family. You might even make a lunar landing on stage to help us out during a song! Come dressed for an intergalactic adventure – come as an alien, a space princess or an astronaut,
and remember… in space, everyone can hear you sing!

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A favourite Scottish singalong classic with a Funbox twist!



Space Race – Theatre Royal, Dumfries

There is a choice of two shows on  Sunday 5th May, at 1.00pm and 3.30pm
Tickets on sale now! Available from www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk or 01387 254 209 and DG Box Office.

For more information go to www.funbox.co.uk or find us on facebook and twitter.

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