Welcome to The Christmas Show!

Let us take you on a journey through your favourite Christmas songs – from Bing Crosby’s timeless White Christmas to Frozen’s Let It Go with some of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You!

Our wonderful cast and ensemble sing, dance and joke their way through Christmas hit after Christmas hit –  Jackson 5’s Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Frozen’s In Summer, a rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Michael Buble and the Puppini Sister’s Jingle Bells – and lots and lots more…

This show would not have been possible without our partners – Saxo Bank – so a huge THANK YOU to them!


Our Cast

Ophelia Mancini (Director, Vocalist, Mrs Santa)

Ophelia is thrilled to be returning for her third Christmas in Dubai, previously playing Princess Jasmin in Aladdin and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.

Ophelia's credits vary from travelling around the world as a vocalist with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, to performing Shakespeare on London's West End.

Ophelia gained a first class degree in Musical Theatre at The University of Chichester and is very excited to be making her directing debut this year with such a wonderful team.

Twitter: @OpheliaM3


Dan Stark (Vocalist, Santa)

Dan trained at the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford.

Credits whilst training include Herr Shultz in Cabaret, Alan in Baby, Joe in Flashdance the musical and ensemble in Sweet Charity.

Since graduating, Dan has been lucky enough to travel the world performing on cruise ships, as well as shows on home soil including Spamalot and various pantomimes.

Dan is a huge fan of Christmas – and he’s to be found singing both as himself and Santa in The Christmas Show!

Maddison Firth (Vocalist, Elfaba)

Maddison is so happy to be performing in Dubai for Christmas. Dubai is one of her dream locations.

Maddison was previously a cast member of SIX The Musical and was due to head out touring the show on cruise ships earlier this year before the pandemic hit. Other credits include vocalist for AIDA Cruises and Waterloo Road (BBC TV show). 

Maddison trained professionally at SLP College (Leeds, UK), finishing with a degree in Musical Theatre. 

Instagram - @madds_f


Paul McArthur (Vocalist, Elfred)

Paul is elated to be spending this festive season singing in Dubai!

Born and raised in Scotland, now living in London - Actor, Songwriter and Playwright Paul has been writing his own original music and collaborating with fellow artists since graduating as Head Boy from London’s Italia Conti. 

No stranger to the cabaret and live music scene of London - from theatre, to running a Gospel Choir - Paul specialises in TV, Film, Musical Theatre, and all things Stage.

Paul is excited for what the New Year has to bring! Keep an eye on Netflix, as well as original material launching in 2021!

Instagram: @PaulCMcArthur

Mikey Heath (Vocalist, Elfis)

Mikey’s credits include Tom Thumb in the UK tour of BARNUM for Sir Cameron Macintosh, Mike TV in the final West End cast of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory directed by Sam Mendes. Mikey has also played Doody in Grease in Milan and Most recently played brother Judah in the UK and Ireland tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat for Bill Kenwright.

Mikey is currently in Dubai as head of dance for Urdang International. 

Mikey trained at the Urdang Academy in London where he gained a national diploma in professional musical theatre and dance. 


The Ensemble (Dancing, Singing & Acting!)

The ensemble are all Senior Students at Dubai Performing Arts. 

Alice Crawley

Francesca Dowds


Rohan Edwards

Anna Malgoire

Gabriela Vernon

Special Thanks To

Johnny Shentall-Lee & Adele Duffy - Choreography and Stage Lighting

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