SANTA’S HOLIDAY – A SOUTH AFRICAN CHRISTMAS PLAY
In this South African Christmas Play, Santa is forced to take a holiday in October by his doctor, who says the stress of being Santa is putting him at risk for a heart attack. Santa and his wife decide to go to camping in South Africa for their holiday and drink some wine and have fun in the sun.
Unfortunately, Santa is kidnapped and held for ransom by the Tokoloshe, who keeps him in his shack until he gets the ransom. Mrs Claus cannot afford the ransom, and appeals to the embassy of the North Pole to pay it, but it isn’t their policy to pay ransoms or negotiate with kidnappers!
Time passes and Christmas eve approaches. At the North pole, the elves and other fairytale characters are in a flat panic. In desperation they appeal to Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet to deliver the presents. Unfortunately they don’t drive and will have to deliver the presents on foot…
Author: Pillar Pringiers-Spinnox
Genre: Christmas play – full length play
Type: Two act play
Suitable for : All ages
Number of actors: Thirty two 32 – ideal for a school production
Ages of the characters/actors: Young to old but can be played by any age with makeup
Level of difficulty: 7/10 - quite wordy
Set: There are a number of different scenes but most can be accomplished with two simple backdrops – one for the South African scenes and the other for the North pole scenes and the odd furnishings to represent their current location.
Note: Some pop songs are incorporated in the script. The license to perform these songs may need to be acquired separately. Otherwise they can be substituted at the director’s discretion.
Cost is $5
Copyright July 2013 Pilar Pringiers-Spinnox and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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