“Set in Santa’s grotto, this tale of a churlish elf who resents giving away all the presents she and her helpers make for Christmas is an energetic exercise in good old-fashioned storytelling.
Ruth Naylor-Smith plays the rosy-cheeked elf with grace and wide-eyed wonder. From the moment she gets the children to mime cranking up her broken toy-machine to the ingenious ways she moves in and out of characters, acting out Santa’s stories, she holds the audience’s attention.
Hester plays a bumptious, sherry-loving, storytelling Santa with entusiasm, delivering his tales of good children who look after even their forlorn old toys with a nice sense of pace and rhythm.”
William McEvoy – The Stage