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Thursday, June 13, 2019


(Shika Budhoo)

The kiddies are in for a treat this June Holidays with Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise coming to Durban’s Rhumbelow Theatre.

Filled with song and dance, to keep your toes tapping and the kids clapping, it will keep both you and your little ones enthralled, singing and dancing along with a Miss that is searching for her ‘Mellow’.

Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise is a fun, funny, funky adventure in which Miss Marshmellow overcomes her fear of thunderstorms. When a major storm hits, Miss Marshmellow is found hiding under her blankie shivering from fear. She decides to find the rainbow to help comfort her frazzled mind. In attempts to find the rainbow, Miss Marshmellow, with the help of the children and some wonderfully whacky characters, goes on a journey of discovering the colours of the rainbow reflected in the wondrous world around us.

Jackpot Productions presents Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise, a sweet little play about overcoming fears and finding the rainbow that’s inside all of us. It is written by and stars award-winning children’s theatre actress, Shika Budhoo, who will be remembered from her performances in children’s shows such as The Fantastical Flea Circus, iPuppeti, and Animal Tails II. In Johannesburg, she has worked with the National Children’s Theatre on their award-winning anti-bullying production The Revealers. Shika has also directed Pieter Scholtz’s Children of the Sands at The Witbank Civic Theatre.

Budhoo, who now resides in Johannesburg, decided on debuting Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise in Durban, where she discovered her love for theatre and speech and drama from a young age. Directed by fellow award-winning children’s theatre performer, Dhaveshan Govender, Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise is the perfect blend of old school fun and modern-day funk to keep the kids captivated.

Having also taught speech and drama to children for many years, Budhoo’s well-known upbeat and spellbinding performance-style takes the kids on a journey where the educational becomes engaging in the most entertaining way. The children are encouraged to express themselves and interact as much as possible.

Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise is a charming story helping youngsters discover how to handle the fears they may have, respect others for their differences, and find the strength within them.

Miss Marshmellow’s Rainbow Surprise has performances at 11h00 from June 24 to 29, 2019. The perfect holiday delight for children of all ages, 4 to 400, the show runs for approximately 55 minutes, followed by a colouring in competition. Snacks and juices will be on sale.

Tickets R75 booked Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or e-mail: or visit

Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.