#dandySANTA: Deborah Drakeford of Soulpepper

Deborah Drakeford is acting in Soulpepper's A Christmas Carol. Behind Drakeford, as part of the Toronto Christmas Market, hang several 'upside down' Christmas trees. This centuries-old European tradition may have originated before the current tradition of having upright trees.

#dandySANTA: Deborah Drakeford of Soulpepper 

Photo by Dylan Leeder 

Tweet: @Soulpepper @dandyhorse #dandySanta please give me tickets to #TheConjuror #magic" to win tickets to David Ben’s The Conjuror at Soulpepper’s new Family Festival!

dandyhorse: Why do you ride in winter?

I ride in the winter not only for the exercise but the cold is invigorating and is a great way to warm up for the show.  Plus parking is always easier ...

Q: What bike lane(s) do you hope dandySANTA will bring for 2015?

Oh so many places! Along the Danforth would be nice ...

Q: What bike gear do you hope #dandySANTA puts in your stocking this year?

I am a big fan of being well lit up when I bike. Right now on my wish list is a wrist flashing light for my signal hand.

Q: What else do you hope dandySANTA delivers this year?

After every show of A Christmas Carol, our Ebenezer Scrooge (Joe Ziegler — also a cyclist!) appeals to the audience to donate to The Stop Community Food Centre. The generosity of our audiences in the past has been extraordinary. It would be wonderful if we could surpass our previous numbers this year!

Q: What is your number one tip for winter cycling?

Number one tip: Go slow. Icy patches can sneak up on you. And layer up! Nothing better than arriving at work energized — and warm enough!


Soulpepper Theatre has partnered with The Stop and is asking audience members of A Christmas Carol for donations. A Christmas Carol plays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 27.


Win a Steam Whistle gift pack:

Tell #dandySanta what #bikeTO lanes you want for Christmas to win a @Steamwhistle prize pack (Must be available to pick up at their brewery. Winners announced Dec. 22.)

Win tickets to The Conjuror @Soulpepper

Tweet: @dandyhorse #dandySanta please give me tickets to #TheConjuror #magic

(Soulpepper winners TBA on Dec. 24. Winning tickets must be picked up at the box office and are redeemable for either Jan. 1 or Jan. 2 shows.)

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