Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole.
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
It’s December 25
, 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.
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.
enters stage right)
Ho ho ho! And a merry Christmas to you all! Gather ‘round, faithful Elves,gather ‘round! Santa’s got biiiiiiig news for you!
stop working and gather stage left, facing Santa.