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Alphabetti Theatre and Archipelago present
Santa Must Die!

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

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances relating to Covid-19 the performances of Santa Must Die! are cancelled. 

All customers have been contacted we are sorry for any disappointment caused. 

“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