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How the Elves Won Christmas - A Socialist Pantomime in One Act

How the Elves Won Christmas - A Socialist Pantomime in One Act

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Published by Edmund R Sch
Feedback is invited -- eschluessel@gmail.com. Licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0: you may distribute and remix but you must attribute the author and distribute your own versions under these terms.
Feedback is invited -- eschluessel@gmail.com. Licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0: you may distribute and remix but you must attribute the author and distribute your own versions under these terms.

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How the Elves Won Christmas
 A Socialist Pantomime in One Act 
Dramatis Personae
 The NarratorSanta ClausGeorge Gideon Oliver Osborne, heir apparent to the Baronetcy of Osborne
The Elves:
Mitsky the Elf Pitsky the Elf Krunsky the Elf Dunsky the Elf Plotsky the Elf  Trotsky the Elf 
By Edmund Schluessel, December 2012 – contact eschluessel@gmail.com. This work does not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone except theauthor. Released under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. For more information about the real  Trotsky, visit http://www.socialistparty.org.uk.
 
Scene One
Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole.
The Elves
are all working hard at their appointed tasks. A Christmas tree at stage left has a heap of  presents beneath it, labelled with the names of public services: Pensions,Disability Allowance, Education, National Elf Service, etc. A toy rifle sits ona stool on the stage near 
Mitsky the Elf 
.
Narrator:
It’s December 25
th
, Christmas Day. Across Europe and America, mostworkers have the day off…but workers in essential services are on dutyaround the clock, and at Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, it is nodifferent.All the Elves are doing the same jobs they do all year ‘round. There at thelathe is Mitsky, the wood turner, carving wooden dolls.
(The Elves
wave in turn at the audience as the Narrator introduces them)
And Pitsky, the tin smith, stamping tin soldiers.And Krunsky, the painter, painting a fireman’s helmet.And Dunsky, the electrician, wiring lights and including batteries.And Plotsky, the printer, printing books for all the bookish boys and girls.And there at the back is little Trotsky the Elf Recordist, who keeps track of the good and bad deeds of all the boys and girls in the world, all throughhistory.As all the Elves go about their duties, in walks Santa, fresh from hisChristmas deliveries, with an important announcement.
Santa Claus
enters stage right)
Santa:
Ho ho ho! And a merry Christmas to you all! Gather ‘round, faithful Elves,gather ‘round! Santa’s got biiiiiiig news for you!
The Elves
 
stop working and gather stage left, facing Santa.
By Edmund Schluessel, December 2012 – contact eschluessel@gmail.com. This work does not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone except theauthor. Released under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. For more information about the real  Trotsky, visit http://www.socialistparty.org.uk.
 
The Elves:
 Ad lib. e.g. “Oh boy!” “News! I wonder what it could be?” “Welcome back,Santa!” &c.
Santa:
Now you know, I’ve been doing this job a long time, and my old back isstarting to get tired…
Pitsky
(Grumpily, to nobody in particular):
My old back’s starting to get tired too.
Krunsky
(whispering):
Pitsky, hush!
Santa:
…and as you know, I’ve been thinking of retiring. Well, tonight, whiledelivering presents all around the world, I met a very special boy whoreally impressed me. Loyal Elves, let me introduce to you…
(George Osborne
 
enters, stage right.)
The Elves
(in unison):
Oh no! George Osborne!
Trotsky 
 
opens a book and begins thumbing through intently 
Santa
(oblivious):
Little Georgie Osborne.
George Osborne
(sinisterly):
Hello…Elves!
Santa:
Georgie says he has some big ideas for a Big Society so all his friends canfeel the Christmas spirit all year round, and you know, he just touched myheart – and offered me enough cash to retire very comfortably indeed! I’msure he’ll make as good a boss to you as I’ve ever been.
By Edmund Schluessel, December 2012 – contact eschluessel@gmail.com. This work does not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone except theauthor. Released under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. For more information about the real  Trotsky, visit http://www.socialistparty.org.uk.

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