The one gig Mfundi Vundla says he needed to be involved in

By Molife Kumona
17 May 2016

I knew I had to just be part of this show- Mfundi Vundla

Generations creator Mfundi Vundla is bringing  a one night only special play for charity. Mfundi is Executive Producer for The Children’s Monologues a show written by kids from Dramatic Need a charity organisation that teaches children drama after school in Parys in the Free State. DRUM caught up with Mfundi to talk about the show.

So why did you get involved in The Children's Monologues?

It was because I wanted to be part of telling these African stories that the children had written so eloquently. I figured, 'Its My Country, I better be part of this thing'.

Having been in the producing and creating world for over two decades, what does it mean to you, to do such as project?

It means a lot to me, and the most important part is we are doing it to raise funds that get ploughed back into teaching the children more about drama and playwright so its very exciting. All the funds from the one night only show go back to Dramatic Need in Parys.

When the play debuted in the UK big superstars such as Nicole Kidman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James McAvoy, starred in it, who is starring in the South African version?

Renowned director and actor James Ncgobo is directing and the cast includes Jamie Bartlett, Robert Whitehead, Lesedi Job, Sonia Radebe, Masasa Mbangeni, Sello Maake Ka Ncube, Lebo Toko, Nokukhanya Dlamini, Gugu Shezi and Nomfundo Dlamini with live music from Tshepo Mngoma.

So yo are looking forward to the show?

Yes, I am super excited.

The Children’s Monologues takes place this Friday 20 May at Market Theatre.

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