The lovely Leila (a character by the talented Izad Etemadi) first made her appearance in the city at the 2013 Hamilton Fringe Festival. My first introduction to Leila was at Fringe 2014, when she returned with one of my favourite productions of the festival, “Love With Leila.”

Leila is coming back to the Hammer for the holidays!

“A Very Leila Christmas”
December 17 – 19, 2014
8 PM / 
The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. North)

 Synopsis: “Merry Christmas, Leila!” That’s what Leila expects to hear from Santa on her first Christmas morning in Canada, surrounded by perfectly wrapped presents tucked all around her tree, but to her shock and confusion, her stocking is empty and there are no presents at all – not even coal! Leila decides to track down Santa to find out what went wrong. Travel to the North Pole with Leila, singing all your favourite Christmas songs along the way, to help her discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Every night features a special guest singer!

December 17: (Hamilton’s own!) Lyla Miklos
December 18: Sheena Campbell
December 19: Two Juliets

Ticket info
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Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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