The actor will play Walter Hobbs when the musical returns to the London Dominion Theatre from the 14th November.
It has been announced that Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Holby City, White Christmas) will be joining the cast as Walter Hobbs the rediscovered father of Buddy when the production returns to London next month. Also joining the cast will be Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible in Wicked (West End), who will play Debs, Nicholas Pound (Old Deuteronomy in Cats) who will play Santa and Dermot Canavan (Hairspray (London Coliseum)) who will play Store Manager. They join the previously announced Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle as Buddy and Jovie, respectively.
Completing the cast will be Evonnee Bentley-Holder Kyle Cox, Jade Davies, Bethan Downing, Francis Foreman, Morgan Gregory, Ryan Jupp, Ellis Linford-Pill, Shane O’Riordan, Theo Reece, Chloe Saunders, Heather Scott-Martin, Jessica Spalis, Michael Tyler, Katie Warsop and Natalie Woods.Dexter Barry, Logan Clark, Alfie Morwood and Frankie Treadaway will alternate the role of Michael.
Elf the Musical is based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, 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.
This new production is set to be 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.