So This Is Love – Cinderella Dances Her Way To The People’s Theatre

Perhaps one of the most-loved classics has to be Cinderella, the “rags to riches” fairy tale about a poor kitchen maid who marries her prince and lives happily ever after. And Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo is probably one of the most popular Disney songs, sung by a fairy godmother who’s there to make dreams come true.

Now theatre lovers young and old will get the chance to see Disney’s treasured animated film charm its way to the stage, fairy godmother and mice in tow at the People’s Theatre in June and July.

“The timeless fairy tale is set to become a new audience favourite in Disney’s Cinderella Kids, an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes and really can come true,” said Jill Girard & Keith Smith, who add this production of Cinderella Kids to their 25-year repertoire.

As with their other top quality children’s productions, this one will be filled with magic.

Wicked Step Sisters, Princes and Fairy Godmothers

Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends – and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother – Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince and falls in love!


The Cast of Cinderella

Kaylan Sabbadin plays the title role. Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Sabbadin has trained in singing, dance and drama, and hopes to finish her masters in drama. She will be “terrorised” by her two stepsisters – Genevieve Olivier and Tanja Franszen.


Cinderella Kaylan Sabbadin with her ugly stepsisters – Genevieve Olivier and Tanja Sranszen and her step mother Alida Senekal

The stepmother and Fairy Godmother are played by Alida Senekal. The Prince is played by Thokozani Jiyane, a versatile performing artist. Gregg Pettigrew will play the role of the King. The Duke is played by Andile Magxaki who is no stranger to the People’s Theatre.


Alida Senekal as the Fairy Godmother, Kaylan Sabbadin as Cinderella and Thokozani Jiyane as Prince Charming

With a cast like this, it’s no wonder that Girard and Smith are thanking their lucky Fairy Godmother.

Wave Your Wand and Make Magic Happen

So don’t even try fight it. Get your tickets sooner rather than later, and get ready to sing along: “Salago-doola, Menchicka boola, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo…” you know how it goes: “Put ’em together and what have you got? Bibbidi-bobbidi-Boo…”

Cinderella Kids will run at the People’s Theatre from 5 June – 30 July. There are two shows daily at 09:00 and 11:00 during school times.  With shows at 10:30 and 14:30 on Saturdays and public holidays, certain government school holidays and certain Sundays. Tickets are R130 per person and bookings can be made through WebTickets, or by calling Peoples Theatre on 011 403 1563/2340 or emailing them at

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