The director speaks! Ethan Waller has been busy writing and planning The Saintly Christmas and explains his inspiration for the fund raising evening on Wednesday, December 16th.
The black, green and gold themed nativity is a cast full of star players from Franklin’s Gardens and Waller is encouraging as many people as possible to come down and have a laugh at the squad’s expense!
“It was something that Ross McMillan, who does so much for charity, and I spoke about but unfortunately never got round to last year,” he explained.
“This year I decided to get the ball rolling and once we got buy in, I spent pretty much the last month writing. It’s our own take on the nativity and it’s a bit of fun, taking us out of our comfort zones, so hopefully everyone can have a good laugh at us!
“Luckily a vast majority of the squad have got on board with it and it’s picked up a lot of steam, which is brilliant because it will raise a lot of money for some awesome charities.”
One of those charities is the Ronald McDonald House Charity, with whom former Saint McMillan shared such a close affinity through his own personal experiences. He has also raised and donated thousands of pounds for the cause since, all off his own back.
The other beneficiary will be Greenfields Specialist School for Communications, somewhere the whole squad knows well.
“We’ve been to Greenfields for a few Christmases and since last year Dom Waldouck, Mikey Haywood and myself have tried to get down there as often as possible. A lot of the other boys come along too and we have a close affiliation with the kids there.
“Obviously we heard about their fundraising attempts and thought what better way to help out a great school.”
The Saintly Christmas is going to be one of those evenings that will be talked about for years to come, and with over half of the 300 spaces available selling out in the opening 48 hours, make sure you book early to avoid any disappointment! Buy online at www.tinyurl.com/Saintly-Christmas or in person at the Saints Superstore during opening times.
Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s, with a family ticket (two adults, two juniors) available for £25 (use the code FAMILY at the checkout after choosing four tickets). All seating is unreserved.
Doors open at 6pm, with the show starting at 6:30pm.