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The Big Bad Musical at Roodepoort Theatre

The Big Bad Musical: a highlight on Roodepoort‘s 2016 theatre calendar.

A fun and interactive musical for children that tells the story of a court case. The courtroom has never been more lively and fun than in The Big Bad Musical.

The jury, which is the audience, must decide the outcome of the biggest trial that’s ever taken place in the fairy-tale world.

The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by quirky storybook characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

The plaintiff’s attorney is Miss Fairy Godmother, while Mr. Wolf is represented by none other than The Wicked Witch, who was assigned the pro bono case – a clash in a trial that to be remembered forever after!

Lead cast

Mandla Gaduka – the judge
Is a South African actor best known for his starring role as Solomon, one of Lebo’s (Mahlubi Kraai) oldest and broke-est friends, in the SABC1 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng. It was his first major television role. He also plays the bit role of Choppa in the SABC1 soapie Generations.

Isabella – news reporter
In 2007 she was ‘Joey’ in Peoples Theatre (Joburg Theatre Complex) production of “The Jungle Book”. Later in 2011 she was Alice in Wonderland” and in the same year she understudied her sister as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”. During 2012 she was Ariel – “The Little Mermaid”, Miss Pepper – “The Gingerbread Man 2” and in 2013 played Fairy Flora in “Sleeping Beauty”. She has sung Opera Arias with the JHB Symphony, The Rand Symphony and JHB Philharmonic Orchestras.

Marissa Drummond – fairy God mother
She is an actress best known for her roles in popular soaps Isidingo, Binneland (for which she received a Royalty Soapy Award for South Africa’s favourite female villain in 2014) and currently on Villa Rosa.

Ziyanda Yako – evil stepmother
Has performed in numerous shows such as Footloose, Mulan, Dream girls, four of Jannice Honeyman Pantomimes, The Colored Museum. Ziyanda has also done countless corporate events around the country and internationally.

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