Season 2021-22

All I Want For Christmas

Written and directed by Rebecca Northan

After a long intermission, theatre is back with a comedy just right for the moment. A Christmas story full of slapstick humour and hilarious heart, suitable for ages 12 and up.

Nov 16 – Dec 5, 2021

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80 minutes
“spectacular sequences of slapstick”
Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette
“Absolutely delightful! High energy , hilarious high jinx, fast paced comedy, very energetic cast, creative stage setting. The entire cast was fabulous.”
Centaur Patron
“Absolutely excellent! Timely, well written and very well acted by all 3 actors”
Centaur Patron
“It all works at the level of a highly strung cartoon”
Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette
“comedy full of crazy chaos and a jolly serving of holiday joy.”
Yolande Ramsay, Curtains Up

About the show

Being an elf isn’t easy. Ginger is the only elf in North Pole history to have been fired from every job she’s tried. When Santa’s mailroom needs a last-minute replacement on December 23rd, Ginger’s sibling, the fastidious Nog, pulls some strings to get her the new position. All she has to do is open letters and run the switchboard – what could possibly go wrong?

How do we deal with pressures that we may feel from our families, especially during the holidays? With humour, heart and lots of laughter.

Talk Backs after the show are scheduled for Thursday November 25 & Sunday November 28.

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A black woman, with dark brown curly hair blowing in the wind and in a cream coloured suit, stares at the camera with intent. She is strong and feels powerful. All while her eyes smile with pride and joy.
Mariah Inger
A picture of Gabe Maharjan looking into the camera, with dark long curly hair, olive skin and red lip, standing wearing a blue flowy V-neck and black pants with hands in pockets.
Gabe Maharjan
Amelia has blond hair and wears a red shirt. She is seated on a white wooden chair and looks out at you with a small grin, perhaps a bit impishly.
Amelia Sargisson

Creative Team

Rebecca Northan - Playwright & Director
James Lavoie - Set & Costume Designer
Andrea Lundy - Lighting Designer
Bruce Horak - Sound Designer
Robert Montcalm - Fight Director
Murdoch Schon - Assistant Director
Merissa Tordjman - Stage Manager
Luciana Burcheri - Assistant Stage Manager

More Info

All I Want for Christmas was originally commissioned in 2019 by Wesley Colford and the Highland Arts Theatre Company in Cape Breton, NS.


In this trailer, Assistant Director Murdoch Schon takes you on stage to speak with Head Scenic Painter Daniel Barkley.

Content Advisory

Engaging art is surprising and provocative and sometimes the stories we tell explore sensitive yet important issues. We advise you to consult with our Box Office staff before purchasing tickets if you have concerns about themes, behaviour or language in any of our upcoming productions. We want you to safely enjoy your theatre experience.



Enrich your Experience

Serious Comedy

Rebecca Northan, writer and director of All I Want for Christmas, has spent her career being serious about comedy.

Centaur audiences will remember her hit show, Blind Date, from the 2019 season, but this Renaissance artist has many successes under her belt. What each of Northan’s creations has in common, whether scripted, fully improvised, or a hybrid of what she deems ‘spontaneous theatre,’ is a message of love, empathy, playfulness, and misbehaviour all wrapped in a comedic bow. Read more.

In The Gallery

Matthew Gagnon‘s art work will be on display from November 16 through December 20th, throughout the run of All I Want For Christmas. Matthew has spent years sketching people and places all around the city of Montreal, but things changed when the demolition of the Turcot interchange began.

Since then, he has spent much of his artistic career painting, illustrating and rendering the more overlooked areas of the city: underpasses, traffic jams, alleyways and garages. Using light, shadow and colour, he hopes to catch them at their most beautiful.