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Illustration by Melissa Somerville.

The Elves and the Shoemakers

Mike Kenny, playwright


24 pgs. 1 female, 1 male (+ puppets)

Originally produced by Polka Theatre, UK, in 1998

Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 5 and under


People always need shoes. But it’s hard to make shoes when you’re cold and hungry and you’re down to your last piece of leather. What will the shoemakers do? Help creeps into their house in the dead of night, when the elves come out to play.

“This wonderfully engaging piece tells the traditional tale of two kind elves who help a penniless shoemaker and his wife out of their troubles. Mike Kenny’s play gently explores themes of generosity and greed in the days leading up to Christmas.” -Kildare Nationalist, UK

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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