Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

adapted and directed by David Longford
designed by Stephen Jon


It’s Christmas Eve 1964 and K.I.D. TV Minnesota’s second biggest cable channel present their live studio dramatisation of the hit-motion-picture SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.

Nothing can surely go wrong. Can it?

Made in 1964, SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS is a true low-budget classic. It has been listed by Harry and Michael Medved, authors of ‘The Golden Turkey Awards’, as one of the fifty worst movies of all time.

“The spirit of Christmas shines through in one of the worst movies of any kind ever made.” Michael Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film

CATFOOT, using just four actors to play a wealth of characters, brings this genuine 60s cult classic to the stage as a funny, fast-moving, B-movie science-fiction, yuletide retro romp that is your ideal family theatre treat at Christmas.

Suitable for all ages SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS features aliens, robots, more aliens, elves, wobbly sets, even wobblier space rockets and a toaster. You have been warned!

Piloted at the BONINGTON THEATRE NOTTINGHAM, December 2012

Next outing … December 2014.