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Alphabetti Theatre and Archipelago present
Santa Must Die!

THURS 16TH - FRI 31ST DECEMBER 2021 (excludes 24th Dec - 28th Dec)

Performance Time: 7:30pm plus a 1:00pm matinee on Saturday 18th (relaxed), Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd December.

Covid-19 Policy: This production will have socially distanced tickets which will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.

Tickets:  Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: 90 mins (including interval)

Age Rec: 14+

Access: Wednesday 22nd December (7:30pm) will be a captioned performance, Wednesday 29th December (7:30pm) will be audio described, and the Saturday 18th matinee will be relaxed.

“Please sir, can I have the night off?”

Nadia might just be the next big thing. She’s lead singer of The North’s greatest Punk band this side of the Seventies and for one night only they’re playing her local. It’s just it’s Xmas eve and Santa is a bad boss.

Unending queues of demanding, entitled customers, minimum wage, no time off, unpaid overtime, zero hours contract. It’s about time the elves staged a riot.

Santa Must Die! is a raucous new gig theatre show for the gig economy at the most difficult time of the year! A different kind of Christmas story about it being really sh*t when Xmas is all work and no play, about finding joy in unexpected places, and fighting against that which is meant to keep you down. 

Made in conversation with local people in Bradford and Newcastle who have experience of working on zero hours contracts at Christmas time. 


Co-Director & Lyricist: Laurence Young

Co-Director: Beth Knight

Writer: Rosie MacPherson

Composer: Sean Ryan

Producer: Grace Dickson

Set & Costume Designer: Anna Robinson

Lighting Designer: Louise Gregory

Video Designer: Matt Powell

Production Manager: Elske Waite

Technical Stage Manager: Nick Tyler


Nadia - Rhian Liu

Abed - Robin Ravi