FROM the small screen to the stage, the Bananas in Pyjamas managed to captivate an audience of four year olds, and a few grown ups, for well over an hour and a half.

The loveable, cuddly bananas, B1 and B2, were joined on stage by their very good friends the teddies, Lulu, Morgan and Amy, and the Rat in the Hat to perform songs, dance routines and have fun.

The children's television show has been adapted well and takes the characters from their home in Cuddles Avenue to the big stage. Throughout the show, the gang encouraged the audience to join in by standing up, dancing and singing along which many of the children in the audience did, and some enthusiastic mums and dads too.

And although there was not a specific story to follow, the characters entertained the youngsters with songs like Crazy Conga and the Banana Ballet dance where B1 and B2 dressed up in tutus.

The brightly coloured set was a mere backdrop to all the action and the costumes were impressive, although a little clumsy for the seven foot bananas who almost managed to fall a couple of times.

Little ones who watch the show on television appeared mesmerised at seeing their idols in the "skin".

And the bananas, teddies and rat also put on their own mini production of Little Red Riding Hood, before the grand finale of their own theme tune, Bananas in Pyjamas.