What is Santa Santa?

"Santa Santa!" is a large-scale new musical for the whole family, in the vein of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Mary Poppins" and "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory".

When young Colin's mother can't be found anywhere, it seems that she has been accidentally kidnapped by Jack Frost. Santa needs Colin's help to rescue her, and so begins a fantastic adventure into the world of magic that will capture the heart...

2014 Kickstarter Campaign Video

Part of the early development of the show involved a Kickstarter campaign in 2014.
The intention was to produce a showcase concert performance of some of the music from the show. Although in the end the concert didn't take place, the video produced for the campaign still provides an excellent introduction to the project.

Please pause playback of the montage, above right, before playing the video.

Lyrics and Christmas images accompany Rosemary Ashe (and Santa's elves!)
singing Act Two production number, "Only One More Day To Christmas".

Studio Demo Recording



Musicians

Piano/Keyboards Kirk Duncan
Aidan Bell
Cello Chris Springthorpe
Oboe/Cor Anglais Nina Swann
Flute Rambo Hearts
Recorder Monika Severenson
Violin Matthew Fairman
Banjo Andreas Radovan
Bagpipes Rory Sinclair
Guitars Andy Karamallakis
Paul Hope
Craig Ayto
Drums Joe Baker
Rob Stevens
Tap Dancing Jake Pratt

Mixing and mastering by
James De Silva for De Silva Theatrical

Cast

Santa

Nigel Harvey

Mrs Santa

Rosemary Ashe (Tracks 15/18/19)
Emma Bennett (Tracks 5/14)

Edward

Lewis Griffiths (Track 9)
Aidan Bell (Track 7)

Helen

Gemma Brodrick (Tracks 7/21)
Sarah Victoria Brown (Track 15)

Colin

Oliver Loades (Track 2)
Theodore Loades (Tracks 17/20)

Jack Frost

Aidan Bell

Aaaah

Jezebel Groove

Choir

The Nantwich Singers

Chorus/Ensemble

Kay Cliff, Mark O'Dea, Zachary Elliott,
Catherine Harvey, Suzanne Heaton Wright,
Kirk Duncan, Neil Simon

Children

Ellie-Jo and Tilly-Jade Pratt
Sophie and Alysia Bennett
Georgia and Abbie Crook
Luke and Abby Stockwell
Richenda Campbell
YPA Singers

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Track Downloads

Overture

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I Saw Santa

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Elves In The Workshop

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You Can Call Me Santa Claus

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Oh Mrs Santa

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I'll Tell You The Truth

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I Will Find You

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The Elf's Song

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You Are My Son

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For The Children

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Happy Christmastime

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Well That Is Good News

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The Magic Inside

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A Little Bit Like You

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If This Fantasy

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But On The Other Hand

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I Have Found You

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A Christmas Waltz

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Only One More Day To Christmas

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Finale

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Santa Santa

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Aidan Bell
Music & Lyrics

"Santa Santa!" is Aidan's fourth musical, following "Piper", the story of the legend of The Pied Piper of Hamelin; "Elite", based on the best-selling 80s computer game of the same name; and "Aesop", a reworking of the famous fables.

Born in 1964, Aidan has worked all his life in music and theatre, essentially as a performer, with roles including Aunt Spiker in "James and the Giant Peach" (Hornchurch), Riff-Raff in "The Rocky Horror Show" (Vienna), Mary Sunshine in "Chicago" (Stuttgart), Chantal in "La Cage Aux Folles" (Graz), Odyseus in "Troy - The Musical" (Wellington), Annas in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Tecklenburg), Teen Angel in "Grease", Margaret Mead in "Hair" and Uncle Ernie in "Tommy" (Kassel). He has also recorded several CDs, including his solo album, "Timewarp"; the live recordings of "Musical? - Oh My God..." and "The Best of Musicals"; and in London, new recordings of "The Rocky Horror Show" (with Brian May, Anita Dobson and Christopher Lee) and "Hair".

www.aidanbell.com

Leo West
Book

Leo has been involved in musical theatre since he was 13, when he appeared in a youth production of "West Side Story" as Officer Krupke. Since then he has completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. He was involved in over 70 theatrical productions during his his four years of study, including shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and Off-West End showcases.

After his role in the new musical "Sunshine Guy", he turned his hand to writing musical theatre and directed his first musical, "The Comedian", written with Josh Sood, to success in Birmingham. Now based in London, he continues to write for stage and screen.

Nigel Harvey
Santa

Nigel Harvey toured the Holiday Park circuit for over 20 years as comedy ventriloquist Naughty Nigel Harvey, with his puppets Ben and Sox. He has appeared in over 26 pantomimes, playing the comic role or dame.

One year, when Nigel's pantomime was cancelled at the last moment, he was offered some corporate work playing the role of Santa Claus. Such was the response and success that Nigel is now considered by many to be the country's premier Santa. Last year alone saw TV appearances including The BBC's "Christmas Pointless Celebrities", "CBeebies" and "The One Show", ITV's "Text Santa" and "This Morning", Sky One Sports, and Ideal World Shopping Channel.

www.celebritysanta.co.uk

Rosemary Ashe
Mrs Santa

Rosie has appeared in many West End productions including: Carlotta, the Prima Donna in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of The Opera"; Madame Thenardier in "Les Miserables"; Widow Corney in "Oliver!"; Felicia Gabriel in "The Witches of Eastwick" (for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical); Miss Andrew, the nasty nanny in "Mary Poppins"; and Lottie Grady in "When We Are Married" at The Garrick. She has recently been performing her one-woman tribute to Ethel Merman, "Call Me Merman", to great acclaim.

She has also appeared with English National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Opera, Opera Northern Ireland and Carl Rosa, in many different roles including Musetta in "La Boheme", Helene in "La Belle Helene", Frasquita in "Carmen" and Despina in "Cosi Fan Tutte", to name but a few.

Television & radio appearances include: "An Audience With Ronnie Corbett", "The House of Eliott", "Friday Night is Music Night" and "Songs From the Shows".

Rosie can be heard on many cast albums including: "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kismet", "The Boyfriend", "The Witches of Eastwick", "Oliver!", the 10th anniversary concert of "Les Miserables" and "Mary Poppins".

www.rosemaryashe.com