Dean Nolan will lead the cast as the Big Bad Wolf in Baddies: The Musical when the fairytale world’s most fabled foes are brought to life at the Unicorn Theatre in November.
Nolan takes on the role of the notorious villain following a host of performances at Shakespeare’s Globe where he’s currently appearing in the venue’s summer productions of The Oresteia and Measure For Measure.
The actor is joined in the cast by The Lion King’s Kelly Agbowu and Claire Sundin (The Machine Gunenrs, Polka Theatre) as fellow baddies the Ugly Sisters, David McKay as Rumpelstiltskin, Christian Roe (The Velveteen Rabbit, Unicorn Theatre) as the decidedly less villainous Peter Pan, Lila Clements and Jack Benjamin.
The family musical, which is suitable for children aged six-years-old and older, plays at the Unicorn Theatre from 3 November to 24 December.
Imagining what happens when five infamous fairytale rogues are under threat of being thrown out of their own tales, the show follows the Council of Bedtime Stories’ plans to rebrand the popular tales and transform the troublesome quintet into bland sugar-coated goodies. But the question is, are they actually really bad or just misunderstood outcasts?
Featuring a book and lyrics by Nancy Harris with music and lyrics by Marc Teitler, Baddies: The Musical will play at the London Bridge venue as part of an autumn/winter season that also includes current productions Breaking The Ice and Martyr alongside forthcoming offerings including A Mano (By Hand) and The Snow Child.
Tickets for all productions can be booked through the Unicorn Theatre’s website.