The Santa Claus Show
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|Tue 18 Dec ’07–Sat 22 Dec ’07, 10:30am–11:30am||
Where: The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Auckland
Event listed by: SWPR Ltd
"Bray's modern day Kiwi Christmas pageant is resplendent with quirky characters, candid quips, quick changes, crazy costumes, as well as more serious social questions for consideration. All in all a merry little Christmas cracker." - Nik Smythe, Theatreview
The magic of Christmas comes to life on stage in December with Santa stars in his very own stage show.
Tim Bray Productions presents The Santa Claus Show at The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from 8-22 December.
Kelly and Alana are best friends. However, Kelly has sent the longest Christmas wishlist that Santa has ever seen, so Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas.
The Santa Claus Show features Tim Raby returning for his fourth season as Santa, with Helen Barrett as Kelly and Sam Berkley as Elfie.
Tim Bray wrote the show 16 years ago and named the two little girls in the play after his two nieces, Kelly and Alana.
“I have strong connections with Christmas and Santa because I was fortunate to grow up in a family where Christmas was special and magical. I love revisiting those memories when it is performed,” Tim says.
The Santa Claus Show is the third in a series of professional children’s theatre productions presented by Tim Bray Productions in 2007. It follows successful seasons of Pippi Longstocking and Grandma McGarvey and Grandpa’s Slippers. In January, Tim Bray Productions presents an outdoor performance of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.
The Santa Claus Show is at The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna, Auckland from Saturday 8 December to Saturday 22 December with performances at 10.30am and 12.30pm daily. To book, phone (09) 489-8360 or online at www.pumphouse.co.nz. Family concessions available.
“Too busy to get into the Christmas spirit? Catching ‘The Santa Claus Show’, a magical story of how a little girl learns the pleasure of giving, could be the answer.” NZ Herald