Belfield Slater


New musical plays and adaptations by

Robin Belfield and Simon Slater

The Santa Trap

A new musical adaptation by Belfield & Slater

based on the award-winning children's book written by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Poly Bernatene

Presented by Mayflower Productions and Belfield & Slater Musicals

Bradley Bartleby is BAD!  So bad that he plans to trap Santa Claus and steal all his presents!  Will Santa be able to escape this awful ambush?  Will Bradley succeed in ruining Christmas?  Will someone explain why an elephant is roaming around the garden?

With guillotines, tigers and a house full of dynamite, young audiences will adore this action packed, explosively funny new musical.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and their families.

Characters: 5

Running time: 50mins (One Act)

Listen here to a sample track from The Santa Trap:

Text copyright (c) Jonathan Emmett 2013.  Illustration copyright (c) Poly Bernatene 2013.  First published 2013 by Macmillan Children's Books.


Bradley’s a superb bad boy in a very good show...a treat both for those familiar with the source material and any newcomers.
— Southampton Daily Echo

photos from the 2015 production.