Get Santa! "a hilariously inventive and unconventional extravaganza"
Date Posted: 15/12/10
Anthony Neilson's Get Santa! has been given a rave review by one London theatre breaks expert, who described the production as "a hilariously inventive and unconventional extravaganza".
Paul Taylor, writing for the Independent, said that this show is the Royal Court's first ever Yuletide one for children, and Nielson "comes up trumps" with his work.
It tells the story of Holly, who is longing to find her real father for Christmas.
"Each year Santa has failed to deliver, so this time she plots to trap him when he comes down the chimney. She winds up instead with his son and helper, Tom Godwin's farcically hapless elf, Bumblehole. When a bungled spell brings Holly's Teddy to life, the audience melts at the adorable spectacle," explains Mr Taylor.
He added that the teddy is not to be trusted, and Holly is forced to pluck magic hairs from Santa's beard in order to reverse time.
Charles Spencer, writing for the Telegraph, also had positive words for the play, stating that Imogen Doel (Holly) and Tom Godwin (Bumblehole) are the stars of the show.
Posted by Louise Millard
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