Lolly Adefope's Christmas. Lolly (Lolly Adefope). Copyright: Merman
Lolly Adefope's Christmas

Lolly Adefope's Christmas

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Arts
  • 2015
  • 1 episode

Comedy short starring Lolly as a character working as an elf in a grotto. Stars Lolly Adefope, Natasia Demetriou, Alistair Green, Jamie Demetriou, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Ellie White

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This starts with Lolly Adefope performing in a style with which she's very much at home, a shy girl who's thought of an allegedly amusing comment, which plays on her excited lips as she builds up he confidence to say it. When she does, it singularly fails to impress Natasha Demetriou, playing an aloof, cynical colleague from an unspecified Continental nation. They are both elves at a low-rent shopping centre grotto, and when Father Christmas fails to show, Adefope dons the red suit herself, prompting one parent to complain that a black Santa is 'political correctness gone mad', while others are over-keen to show their liberal values. It's an entertainingly knowing script, with Demetriou relishing telling the dark customs of her homeland loosely based on the strange - and, let's face it, racist - Dutch legend of Black Pete.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 9th December 2015

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