Catch ‘Santa Must Die!’ in Belle Isle

Red Ladder Theatre bring a new production to BITMO’s Gate Centre in Belle Isle next week.

Nadia and Abed might just be the next big thing. They’ve started the North’s greatest band ‘Santa Must Die!’ and for one night only they’re playing their local.

But it’s Christmas Eve … and Santa is a bad boss.

Unending queues of demanding, entitled customers, minimum wage, no time off, unpaid overtime, zero-hour contracts. It’s about time the elves staged a riot.

Santa Must Die! is a raucous new punk theatre show for the gig economy at the most difficult time of the year! A different kind of Christmas story about it being really sh*t when Xmas is all work and no play, about finding joy in unexpected places and fighting against that which is meant to keep you down.

The show has been made in conversation with people who have experience of working on zero-hours contracts at Christmas time.

Age guidance 14+ Strong language and themes of an adult nature including references to sexual assault and racism.

You can catch Santa Must Die! at BITMO’s Gate, Aberfield Gate, LS10 3QH on Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost £5 from


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