Previously, Act 1 told of the horrible fate that awaited children all over the world – no presents because Santa is ill! Brown Owl called in her old friend SuperBrownie to save the day.
ACT 2 – CHRISTMAS EVE
Scene 1 – The Elves
Father Christmas is lying on a bed. He looks ill. There are four elves in the room, all looking worried.
ELF 1: Santa, do you feel any better?
ELF 2: Please say you do. It’s Christmas Eve, and we’ve finished all the toys.
ELF 3: What will we do if you can’t deliver them?
ELF 4: Hush now. You’re not doing any good pestering him. If he was better he wouldn’t be in bed still.
ELF 2: I’m sorry, Santa. I’m just so worried.
FATHER CHRISTMAS: Uuuughh. Not so loud! I feel awful!
ELF 1 (quietly, to the other elves): What are we going to do?
All the elves look sad and worried.
Scene 2 – To the North Pole
Brown Owl, SuperBrownie, and the Brownies are all together.
SUPERBROWNIE: All right, everyone got your coats on? Good. Gather around then, as close as you can, and close your eyes.
Everyone huddles in a small circle in the middle of the room. SuperBrownie runs around them three times.
SUPERBROWNIE: Ok, open your eyes.
EVERYONE: Wow! We’re at the North Pole!
LUCY: It sure is cold.
SARAH: Where do we go now?
NATASHA: We could ask that elf.
Natasha points towards an elf who has just appeared. The elf looks confused.
SUPERBROWNIE: Hello Mr Elf. We’ve come to help deliver the Christmas Presents! Could you show us where they are?
The Elf looks amazed and happy. He turns and calls offstage.
ELF 1: Hey everyone! There are some Brownies here to help deliver the presents! Christmas is saved!
The other Elves all run in.
ELF 2: Hurrah!
ELF 3: But…
ELF 4: It’s a miracle!
ELF 3: But…
ELF 1: Right this way girls, right this way! So pleased to have you!
ELF 3: HEY!
Everyone looks at Elf 3.
ELF 3: Aren’t you forgetting something? How are four Brownies and a Brown Owl going to deliver presents to millions of people in one night? They don’t have Santa’s magic.
ELF 1: Oh. Right.
ELF 4: Um…
SUPERBROWNIE: Don’t worry. I’m SuperBrownie! I have super-speed, and I can give these guys enough of my power to last the night.
LUCY: You can do that?
SARAH: That is SO cool.
ELF 1: Right then. No time to lose! It’s almost ten already, you’ve only got two hours to deliver all the presents.
ELF 4: Let’s get started!
Everyone runs off stage.
Scene 3 – Deliveries
Girls carrying presents run on to the stage, put presents in stockings, and then run off again. When only one stocking remains unfilled, then Lucy enters, carrying a present and looking at a list.
LUCY: Let’s see… 45 Elm Street. Yes, this is it. The list says “Coal”. Hmmm, that can’t be right. Who would want coal as a present? And who is this present for? It’s my last one.
A mysterious old woman enters.
MYSTERIOUS OLD WOMAN: Who are you, hmm? What are you doing in my house? Be off with you, or I’ll call the cops!
LUCY: I’m sorry, miss. I’m helping out Father Christmas, delivering presents. You’re on the list.
LUCY (quietly, to herself): I’ll just not mention that she’s down for coal… I have no more deliveries, so she may as well have this present.
Lucy holds out the present to the woman. Suddenly the woman is smiling.
WOMAN: A present? For me? I don’t remember the last time I had a present. That’s sweet of you, child.
She gives it a shake to see if it rattles.
WOMAN: You say you’re helping? Why?
LUCY: Oh, it’s awful, Santa’s really ill. Reindeer Flu. Half the reindeer have it too.
WOMAN: Harumph. Ill, you say? Can’t have that. Wait here.
The woman shuffles off. Lucy waits, a puzzled frown on her face. The woman returns. She is holding a bottle of blue liquid.
WOMAN: Give this to Santa. Just a sip, mind. There should be enough there for the Reindeer too.
LUCY: Oh, thank you. You’re so kind!
WOMAN: Harumph. Off with you now. I need my sleep.
The Woman goes away. Lucy looks after her, and then looks back at the list in her hand.
LUCY: Funny, I’m sure the list said Coal for her before. Maybe I imagined it.
Lucy shrugs, and then leaves.
Next time: Act 3 – Christmas Day!