Dean Nolan at the Unicorn Theatre (for thumbnail)
Dean Nolan at the Unicorn Theatre (for thumbnail)

A day in the life of Baddies: The Musical

Published November 13, 2015

The consumption of elderly relatives. The taunting of red riding hood-sporting little girls. The avoidance of woodcutters. Just some of the things you’d expect the Big Bad Wolf to get up to on an average day in the woods.

At the Unicorn Theatre, however, the infamous villain – played by the lovely Dean Nolan – is embarking on an altogether different lifestyle as he takes to the stage in Baddies: The Musical, the venue’s new musical uniting the Big Bad Wolf with his fellow fairy tale bad guys.

We asked the actor behind the big-eyed, big-eared Big Bad Wolf to document his day in pictures and instead of grandparent-guzzling we found river commutes, interval selfies and caffeine (and G&T) consumption.

There is only one way the Wolf travels to work… Via water taxi. Best way to travel in London.

Dean Nolan on his river commute

Did I remember all my notes? Always changing!

Dean Nolan with his notes

Stop off for the best coffee. I don’t know this man’s name but he is lovely!

Dean Nolan grabbing a coffee

Coffee hit and over excited to arrive at the Unicorn Theatre.

Dean Nolan outside the Unicorn Theatre

See I do have friends. Vocal warm-up with cast and the legend Joel Fram.

Dean Nolan in vocal warm-up

We didn’t know anyone was taking a picture honestly. Fight call time.

Dean Nolan with the Baddies: The Musical cast

Get given a copy of the cast album… Wow… But how does it sound?

Dean Nolan with the Baddies: The Musical cast album

Beginners call dressing room with the baddie boys!

Dean Nolan in his dressing room with his fellow Baddies

Showtime. Granny is ready!

Dean Nolan prepares to take to the stage

Interval selfie with the ladies.

Dean Nolan takes an interval selfie

I think the show went ok. Squeeze with director Purni Morell and choreographer Wilkie Branson.

Dean Nolan after a performance of Baddies: The Musical

A sweaty Wolf needs a shower with only Lush products.

Dean Nolan prepares for a shower

Dinner break then a notes session with all the amazing creative team.

Dean Nolan in a notes session

The day has finished and it’s back on the boat and home for a G&T.

Dean Nolan on his way home after Baddies: The Musical