The musical based on the Will Farrell film will begin performances at the Dominion Theatre from the 14th November.
It has been confirmed that Simon Lipkin (Brian & Roger, Nativity!, The Wind in the Willows) and Georgina Castle (Cinderella, 9 to 5 the Musical) are set to star in the revival of ELF the musical as Buddy and Jovie respectively in this new revival of the musical which will play for a limited eight week season. Further casting has yet to be announced.
Based on the 2003 film, the musical features a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), with songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
ELF is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts as a baby and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf! Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities finally cause him to face the truth and realise he’ll never belong in the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
The production is directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe and sound by Gareth Owen. Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting.
Elf the Musical will play at the Dominion Theatre from the 14th November. To book tickets click here.