FUN TAKE ON SEASON
AS Christmas fast approaches, get ready for a madcap dash through the silly season.
From the North Pole through to Bethlehem and back, Elfin Productions is delivering never-before-told tales of Christmas at the Latvian Centre Theatre.
Written and directed by Rivervale resident John Grimshaw, This is Christmas features various iconic figures such as Jesus, Santa Claus, Rudolph, Prancer and three questionably wise men.
Calder plays three characters in the show; Leroy, Martin and Obidiah.
“Leroy is the main role and is a gangster-rapper type,” he said. “He’s trying to con a shopping centre over Santa calling his sister a ‘ho ho ho’.
“John Grimshaw asked me to audition for the role and, given This is Christmas also features other people I’ve worked with before, the show appealed to me.
“This is Christmas is the festive season as you've probably never seen before – or will – again,” Grimshaw said.
Grimshaw was inspired to write another Yuletide-themed show after his previous success and enjoyment with The Karaoke Twist Christmas Special.
“The intention with This is Christmas is to make it a ‘fun- for-all’ for all cast and crew, as well the audiences,” he said.
Elfin Productions is Grimshaw’s latest company.
The show contains adult themes.
The three wise men Graeme Cross, Callum Calder of South Perth and Bob Morshidi.