Based on the film Elf (2003) starring Will Ferrell, the musical tells the tale of Buddy, who stowed away in Santa’s sack and found himself raised by elves in the North Pole. When it becomes obvious he’s far too big for standard-issue elf attire, he leaves home to discover who he really is. Still an elf at heart, the naïve Buddy stumbles through the mean streets of New York as he dodges scrooges and jaded Santa-deniers on the journey to find his estranged father. But will Buddy’s holiday cheer land him in trouble, or will he teach everybody the true meaning of Christmas?
Starring Ben Forster, the winner of ITV’s Superstar (2012), and Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh, Elf is an energetic spectacle bursting with catchy tunes and jingle bells. With a book by Tony award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) the show had a successful run on Broadway and promises hearty laughter and rosy cheeks. “You must remember that December is a time for glitz” sings Buddy in the hilarious song ‘Sparklejollytwinklejingley’ – and Elf is full-to-the-brim with it.
Elf will open on 24th October 2015 at the Dominion Theatre and will play until 2nd January 2016.
Recommended forElf is an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle that will have children of all ages enchanted. For the young and young at heart!
Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 5+