Grandad’s Xmas Story
Grandad is wakened from his customary post dinner slumber by his two grandchildren, Martin
and Sophie, who ask him to tell them a story before they go to bed. Despite being faced with
the daunting task of including a long list of apparently unrelated characters specifically
requested by Martin and Sophie, Grandad ingeniously combines them in an unconventional but
faithful telling of the Christmas Story, the various episodes of which are acted out before them.
Running in parallel excerpts from the Bible are reminders of the more traditional version of the
The play, now released for performance in the United Kingdom, runs approximately 20 minutes
and is written such that it can be performed with the minimum of costume and props. Staging
is simple and the play can be performed in any Church or Church Hall. A wide range of ages
can be included in the cast (in the first performance the cast ages ranged from 4 to 62!!).
Reading Copies can be purchased from the Publishers for £5.00 which includes all postage
and packing (within the UK only). Cheques should be made payable to the author. Enquiries relating to obtaining a licence for
performance or any non UK enquiries should be addressed directly to the Publishers.
The play is published by
LANARKSHIRE ML9 3HQ
to whom all enquiries should be addressed by post or by e-mail
If you would like to sample the 'flavour' of the Play you may download a 'trailer' script in .pdf format from the link below.
About the Author
been involved in all aspects
of theatre from pantomime to
grand opera as an actor, a
stage director and as a
playwright. His one act play
‘If the Slipper Fits’ (directed
by the author) won the award
for the best original play in
the SCDA One Act play
festival in 1993. Further
details can be found at his
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