215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW, 2033, Australia
18th November 2017 to 20th November 2017
Santa's Story is a moving show of the extraordinary true life of Santa Pelham. When 90-year old Santa Pelham was persuaded to write her fascinating life story, it was intended that her memoir would be there for future generations. But Santa's Story became something more: an evocative tribute to survival, a cathartic experience, an inspiration for song and now, a one-woman show performed by Santa's daughter, international opera diva, Aviva Pelham. Aviva brings the moving text to life detailing her mother’s journey from Germany to Spain, to France and then to Africa - punctuated by wonderful, stirring live Klezmer music. The three superb musicians play seven instruments with songs in Spanish, French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Originally directed by multi-award winning Janice Honeyman with designs by the acclaimed Mannie Manim and the late Dicky Longhurst, the production is a theatrical gem and has played to sold out seasons in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Helsinki, London, New York, Cologne and Hürth (Santa's birthplace). Santa's Story is a unique and unforgettable story of courage, hope, survival, inspiration through discrimination to heart breaking losses – a triumph of the human spirit.