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THE ELF THAT CAME TO HOWDON

Hi guys! Hope your all feeling Christmasy.


I know you've all been working so hard. Hopefully this will make things a little easier.


Remember....the script is an outline. Have fun with it, add bits if you like.

Script


Set in santa's work workshop

SCENE ONE


Narrator: Oh hello, You're probably here about the story. Elves love to tell stories. I bet you didn't know that about elves. There’s probably lots you didn't know about elves. Did you know that there are only three jobs available to an elf? The first is making shoes at night, while the old cobbler sleeps, lazy bum. Couldn't even make a clog.


You can bake cookies, in a tree, but that can be quiet dangerous


Old Elf: (screaming) I want to make shoes!!


Narrator: but the third job, some call it “the show” or “the big dance” well that is the job that every elf aspires to, and that is, to build toys in Santa's Workshop.


Head Elf: Only two weeks left until christmas!


All Elves: YEAHY!!


Head Elf: this is a job only elves can do.


Elf 2: We have nimble fingers


Elf 3: Natural cheer


Elf 4: Active minds


Elf 5: perfect for building toys!


Narrator: No human has ever set foot in Santa’s workshop, well that is until 10 years ago.

It was a cold Christmas Eve night in 2012, when Santa was delivering gifts all over the world. His last delivery of presents was to a children's home in wallsend.

That is when little baby buddy snook into Santa’s bag. Santa had no idea!


Enter buddy carrying hot chocolates for everyone


Buddy Elf: Hot chocolate! I made us all hot chocolate, because we have been working so hard.


Narrator: He has no idea he’s Human


Buddy elf spills the hot chocolate all over some toys


Buddy: woopsy I made an oopsie!


All the elfs groan

Narrator: Cleanup on aisle 3, soft toys


All elves try to clean up, Buddy looks sad and goes to sit at his own work station. The elves shout over to buddy.


Elf 1: don’t worry buddy


Elf 2: its ok we dont mind


Elf 3: We can do it


Elf 4: It was a lovely idea, Buddy!


Elves whisper

Elf 1: he still doesn’t realise he’s not a real elf


Elf 2: shhh it will hurt his feelings, if he knows he's a human


Elf 3: He needs to get a different job. Head elf please give him something else to do.


Head elf: Buddy I have a very important Christmas task for you.


Buddy: For me? Of course, how exciting! I'm ready for the challenge.


Head elf: Here is the List! (hands over the naught or nice list)


Buddy: The list!


Head elf: I need you to visit the children on the naughty list. We still have time to get those children back on the nice list. Buddy it's up to you, to show them it's not too late to be good.

Buddy: You can count on me. Bye everyone! Good bye


All eves: Bye Buddy!


Music comes on, buddy exits stage and all the elves carry off their props and exit stage. Enter Greedy child and all her toys. Mam is frantically trying to get the room cleaned.




SCENE TWO


Narrator:This is the GC, she is top of the naughty list. All she ever does is mess her room up, destroy her toys, she takes everything she has for granted and she has a bad attitude.


Buddy: looks like I have my work cut out for me here.


Mam: This bedroom is so messy. All I ever do is clean up after you. I wish you would look after your things.


Greedy child is not paying any attention to her mam. She is too busy playing with her toys in a destructive manner


Mam: Are you even listening to me?


Greedy Child: Oh this one is broken (throws toy away)


Mam: don't throw away your toys like that.


GC: I will just get a new one off Santa


Mam: What makes you think Santa will bring you new toys? How will he even get in this room, you always leave it in a mess.


GC: I will get everything I want for christmas. I want…A giant LOL house, new barbies, playdough, slime, racing cars, a drum kit, new trainers, and I WANT A NEW I PAD!


Mam: Christmas isn't all about toys and gifts you know. It's not about how big your pile of presents is. It's about spending time with your family and friends. It's about being happy and grateful for all that you have.


GC: Well, everything I have is rubbish. You never get me anything I want. You're the worst mam ever!


Mam: Time out! That is a horrible thing to say. Straight into bed for you, young lady.


Mam exits and the GC gets into bed and falls asleep. All of the toys wake up.


Toys begin to move around and hear the mam coming back in the room, they freeze and fall to the floor.


Mam: GC, what have you done to your room? I told you not to make a mess.


GC: It wasn't me. I never got all these toys out.


Mam: I’m not listening to these lies any more. Help me to put everything back at once


GC: I’m not telling lies!


Both the mam and GC put all the toys back into the right place. Mam puts the GC back to bed.


Mam: Good night, try and get some sleep. We can talk about your behaviour in the morning.


GC: whatever!


Mam leaves and GC goes back to sleep. Toys reawaken and begin to move around to music in the space. The toys should not be able to move properly because they are broken.


Toy 1: She never looked after me


Toy 2: me too


Toy 3: me three.


Toy 4: she has broken off one of my wings


Toy 5: she throw me away after my batteries ran out


Toy 1: something has to be done about the way she treats us


Toy 2: and her mam


Toy 3: she's being so rude, always want, want, want.


Narrator: the toys hatched a plan


Buddy: Im so shocked by what i have just seen


Toy 1: I know what we should do! Lets write an email to santa and ask for help.


All Toys: yes great idea!


Narrator: So that is when santa decided to get his best elf on the job


Buddy: who me?


Narrator: That's right! Quick, the toys need your help. Fix what needs fixing and get GC back on the good list.


Buddy comes down the chimney