Funbox to record new DVD at North-east school

Funbox will record a DVD at Portlethen Academy

A popular children’s entertainment show is set to record a new DVD in aid of a North-east school.

Anya Scott-Rodgers, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod of Funbox will bring their latest show – Rocking All Over the World – to Portlethen Academy theatre later this month.

It is the second time the gang will have performed in the school, having previously tried to record a show there.

However, sound problems meant the DVD couldn’t be released to the public.

The trio, who were formerly part of the legendary Singing Kettle, launched Funbox, after the popular children’s show came to an end in 2015.

Aberdeen-born Kevin, who now lives in Perthshire and writes and performs in Funbox, is looking forward to returning to the North-east.

He said: “The theatre at the academy is a fantastic venue for us to record Rocking All Over the World.

“It has some great facilities that make it ideal for us and we are really looking forward to the shows.

“Previous recordings have all been in Glasgow so being from Aberdeen myself I’m looking forward to getting some North-east faces in our latest DVD.

“We had tried to record at the theatre last year but the sound didn’t turn out great.

“You couldn’t hear the audience so in the end we weren’t able to release that DVD.”

Money raised from the shows will go to Fishermoss Primary School in the town, as the event was organised in conjunction with the school’s parent and staff association. The show will see Anya, Gary and Kevin along with their furry friends – Fluffy, Flossie and cheeky doggie Bonzo – embark on a musical odyssey around the world.

Kevin added: “We’ll be travelling around the globe on a musical journey in 80 minutes.

“As always we will be trying to find our elusive keys to open the Funbox.

“When we first announced the show it seems the parents are getting excited to travel around the world musically. Hopefully we’ll see some mums and dads dressed up.”

Two shows will be recorded in Portlethen Academy on March 24, at noon and 3pm.