15 & 16 December

Budding Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street Canberra – a fun new Christmas play inspired by the classic 1947 film and performed by Canberra’s most talented children and young adults. Set in Canberra, the play follows Kris Kringle – an elderly man who takes a temporary job as a Santa Claus actor after his predecessor Bad Santa is unceremoniously fired. While Kris captivates children and inspires everyone to believe in the magic of Christmas, his belief that he is actually Santa Claus raises eyebrows and he soon ends up embroiled in a legal case in the High Court of Australia! Featuring a cast of hilarious Christmas characters and comedic scenes that will delight children and adults alike, this is essential holiday viewing for those looking for a bit of Christmas magic. Note: this production has alternating casts; please check the cast list prior to booking.

Show details:

Synopsis

15 & 16 December

Budding Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street Canberra – a fun new Christmas play inspired by the classic 1947 film and performed by Canberra’s most talented children and young adults.

Set in Canberra, the play follows Kris Kringle – an elderly man who takes a temporary job as a Santa Claus actor after his predecessor Bad Santa is unceremoniously fired. While Kris captivates children and inspires everyone to believe in the magic of Christmas, his belief that he is actually Santa Claus raises eyebrows and he soon ends up embroiled in a legal case in the High Court of Australia!

Featuring a cast of hilarious Christmas characters and comedic scenes that will delight children and adults alike, this is essential holiday viewing for those looking for a bit of Christmas magic.

Note: this production has alternating casts; please check the cast list prior to booking.

Cast and Creatives

CREATIVES

PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR:
Kirsty Budding

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
Matilda Saddington

STAGE MANAGER:
Naomi Casimir

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER:
Emily Mills

CAST (Cast A is left, Cast B is right)  

KRIS KRINGLE:
Cliff White

SUZIE WALKER:
Erin Stiles/Tayla Holt

DORIS WALKER:
Caitlin Addinell/Stephanie Wilson

NEWSREADER:
Vivien Murray/Layla Wilson

FRED GAILEY:
Thomas Hyslop/Robert Shiells

SHELLY HAMMER:
Lexie Hollow/Breanna Kelly

BAD SANTA:
Lochlan Hollow/James Saddington

ELF:
Lily Welling/Victoria Hunt

LITTLE ELF:
Zacharie Zulkapli/Zahra Zulkapli

SAWYER:
Erin Pierlot/Ella Buckley

THOMAS MARA:
Robert Wearden/Daniel Leevers

JUDGE HARPER:
Gabe Fallen/Lachlan Brayshaw

MS GIMBLE:
Molly Goldsby-Brinkley/Charleigh Byrne

JURY LEADER:
Ava Lawson/Anna Buckley

VERONICA:
Rosie Welling/Lilia Wilson

EMILY:
Mischa Lopez/Sophie Kelly

THOMAS:
William Powick/Thomas Heather

FLEUR:
Sylvia Hemmings/Josephine Hunt

COLLETTE:
Melanie Tsimbas/Hannah Miller

VIVIEN:
Emily Mills/Lily Welling

MAE/LI:
Zahra Zulkapli/Zacharie Zulkapli

Dates

Saturday 15 December, 10am (Cast A), 12pm (Cast B) & 2pm (Cast A)
Sunday 16 December, 10am (Cast B), 12pm (Cast A) & 2pm (Cast B)

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Budding Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval. Please note there is a 5 minute lockout. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Courtyard Studio
ACCESS INFORMATION


Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

 

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