The Real Santa Claus
Saint Nicholas is a retelling of the legend that gave us Santa Claus. Two schoolgirls are transported from a snowy Christmas Eve 1,700 years into the past. There they meet a young priest who tries to stop three young girls being sold into a life of slavery. He throws three bags of gold into their father’s house. The gold will mean that the girls can marry the boys they love and avoid the evil slaver Demus, who wants to sell them into a life of poverty and slavery. Will the money save the girls and will their experience help them and their skeptical brother believe in all the Santa Clauses?
Total characters. 10 main parts, 2 slavers, 3 suitors, 4 Christmas characters, 4 street traders, 4 slaves. (Numbers are flexible).
Vicki – A modern-day schoolgirl.
Sarah – A modern-day schoolgirl.
David – A modern-day schoolboy.
The Sailor – A mystical Sailor, saved by St Nicholas.
Saint Nicholas – The young Bishop of Myra.
Sirus – Father of three daughters.
Daughter 1 – Sirus’ daughter.
Daughter 2 – Sirus’ daughter.
Daughter 3 – Sirus’ daughter.
Demus – An extremely dubious slaver.
Assorted Santas (optional).
Slavers – 2 assistants for Demus.
Suitors – 3 suitors for Sirus’ daughters.
Slaves – 4 slave children.
Street Traders – 4 city street traders/dwellers.