Santa Claus visits – hosted by the black King and Queen. — Experimenting has begun with finding suitable scale characters to populate the arena stages in performance. The style can be symbolic as can be seen here by some 6mm threaded trial versions; latest ones have a ‘head’ and a “footprint” which allows them to stand on the steps. Up until now the population has been uniquely taken from the chessboard. Santa Claus will not stay as he is slightly oversize in scale and being chocolate he will be eaten soon!