Legendary Scottish children’s entertainers will encourage Moray youngsters to take part in a cheery singalong session next month.
Kevin McLeod, Anya Scott-Rogers and Gary Coupland toured for years as part of The Singing Kettle until the group folded last year.
But they were determined to continue entertaining and set up a new group called Funbox, to “preserve the spirit” of the longstanding musical troupe.
Ms Scott-Rogers explained: “We were devastated when we were told The Singing Kettle was ending, and when it became clear that the company was not for sale we decided to start our own show and carry on together.
“We have a very loyal fan base, and Funbox will carry on the tradition of a family singalong show with lots of audience participation.”
Mr McLeod explained that setting up a new company was “a lot of hard work”.
But he added: “It’s so worth it though. We love doing what we do too much to stop.”
The Singing Kettle’s oversized canine mascot, Bonzo the dog, has been inherited by the trio and will also appear at their Elgin show.
Mr Coupland added: “We love coming to Elgin, the roar you get from the kids in the town is just incredible.”
The Singing Kettle was formed by husband and wife duo Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise in 1982.
The theatre sensations grew increasingly popular over the following decades, and by the time the group staged its final show at Aberdeen Music Hall in February it had become a national institution.
Funbox will stage its Fancy Dress Fun show at Elgin Academy on Friday, October 16, with performances at noon and at 3pm.
Tickets are available from the town’s Sound and Vision or by calling 01343 543 778.