Season 2021-22

All I Want For Christmas

Ages 12 and up

A new Christmas comedy full of heart brings an unlikely family together. How do we deal with pressure from our families, especially during the holidays? It’s time to gather up the family and bring them to Centaur Theatre for some hilarious elf action full of good Christmas cheer. The family that laughs together stays together !

Nov 16 – Dec 5, 2021

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80 minutes
“Stuffed with wit and invention...heartfelt and touching”
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
“Your play was an absolute delight and a great way to kick off the Christmas season!!”
Centaur Patron
“It was refreshing, great actors, lovely script, gorgeous design and wonderful direction. Just what the heart and soul needs to ring in the holiday spirit.”
Centaur Patron
“The cast is wonderful with great performances. They bring great energy, comic timing, and candy-cane sweetness to an entertaining story.”
Yolande Ramsay, Curtains Up

About the show

A Christmas comedy full of slapstick humour and hilarious heart, suitable for ages 12 and up.

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?

Please note children under 12 will not be admitted as we require proof of double vaccination for everyone entering the building.

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

For group and industry artist rates please contact Box Office via email or by calling 514-288-3161.

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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.