Who Killed Santa Claus?

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Who Killed Santa Claus? is a play by Terence Feely [1], (1928-2000). Full Length Play, casting: 6m, 2f.

Barbara Love is a famous TV star who, just before her Christmas party, is threatened by a chilling voice on her answering machine and then receives a macabre present boxed in a miniature coffin. Not so much a 'whodunnit' but more a 'who's going to do it', as along troop the staff of her television show for the Christmas buffet, each one of them with a motive to murder her. The tension mounts as this cunningly plotted thriller twists and turns towards the final spine-tingling revelation.

The original text

Published by Samuel French, ISBN: 9780573015106

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1971: Directed by Anthony Sharp for the Toerien-Firth Company starring the London stars John Justin and Naomi Chance, with David Crichton, Adrian Egan , Christine le Brocq at the Intimate Theatre, Johannesburg in 1971. This production opened at the Nico Malan Theatre on 14 September for a short season, including Nigel Kane, Anthony Wheeler, Robert Marais, John Walton in the cast.


CAPAB News, September/October 1971.

Tucker, 1997.

NELM catalogue.

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