Dear Santa, It must be cool riding in a sled. We don’t have a chimney…
Can you squeeze through the cat flap?
Celebrate Christmas with the ACO as we share some of the most hilarious, moving, and uplifting letters to Santa from children everywhere - from reindeers, to toys, to naughty girls and boys. The spirit of Christmas will be brought to life on stage in this joyful production full of wonder and magic… and a special message from Santa for those who sometimes question belief.
Written by award-winning theatre director Tim McGarry with music arranged and composed by Jessica Wells, Dear Santa will feature favourite Christmas songs, including Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Here Comes Santa Claus and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, alongside more classic festive tunes and original new music by Wells.
Actor Rachael Beck stars as Santa’s Helper, as she helps get presents ready for children around the world, with the assistance of an ACO string quartet and percussionist.
Join us in The Neilson at Pier 2/3 for this delightfully festive performance for the whole family, full of singing and live music performed by ACO musicians. And don’t forget to write a letter to Santa and post it in his special mailbox at Pier 2/3 while you are visiting.
Caution: This performance will include the use of haze and strobe lighting.
Children under two years old and babies in arms go free, but please register attendance by reserving a relevant ticket at checkout.
Tim McGarry Writer & Director
Jessica Wells Composer
Rachael Beck Actor & Singer
ACO String Quartet with percussion