Big Dada

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Big Dada is a play by Brett Bailey, about Idi Amin Dada [1], President of Uganda (1971-79). World premiere in the Tropentheater in Amsterdam at the Roots Festival in June 2001.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2001: Premiered in South African at the Grahamstown Festival in 2001, a Third World Bunfight production directed by Brett Bailey with an all-male cast of ten singer-dancer-actors, led by Sello Sebotsane as Big Dada. The same production played in the Baxter Theatre after the Festival.


Mail & Guardian, 7 June 2001.

Natal Witness, 7 July 2001.

Sunday Independent, 8 July 2001.

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