Christmas V Mastermind (1962)

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World Premiere: 26 December 1962
Venue: Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
London Premiere: N/A
Venue: N/A

Play Number: 5
Published: No
Other Media: No

Short Synopsis: A criminal genius attempts to usurp Santa Claus by taking over Christmas by fomenting dissent in the toy factory and, later, by attempting to destroy the factory. All the while, two inept police officers are on the trail whilst Santa attempts to save Christmas.

Amateur: Not available for production
Professional: Not available for production

Christmas V Mastermind quote
"Father Christmas's a bit old, you see. So he gets funny ideas. Some of his staff have been with him for five hundred years and he reckons some of them are getting stagnant. So we have community-singing in the canteen and dancing classes for unskilled labour…."

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