Elf The Musical

Elf The Musical Tickets

Dominion Theatre, London
Booking to 7 January 2023
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Santa’s favourite musical is back in London this Christmas

Elf The Musical is the smash-hit Christmas musical based on the beloved film starring Will Ferrell, brought to life onstage in a thrilling and dazzling West End show.

The show stars Simon Lipkin (Guys & Dolls) as Buddy, with Georgina Castle (9 to 5 The Musical) as Jovie, Rebecca Lock (Mary Poppins) as Emily Hobbs, and Tom Chambers (Holby City, Strictly) as Walter Hobbs.

Returning to London for a strictly limited 8-week season at the Dominion Theatre from 14 November 2022 until 7 January 2023, this fabulous new production is the perfect theatre treat this Christmas.

What's the story of Elf The Musical?

Based on the beloved film starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.

Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Who is in the cast of Elf The Musical?

The cast is led by Simon Lipkin (Guys & Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Buddy and Georgina Castle (Cinderella, 9 to 5 The Musical) as Jovie.

Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager.

Also in the cast are 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.

Who are the creative team of Elf The Musical?

Elf 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).

The production will feature direction by Philip Wm McKinley, choreography by Liam Steel, original set design and costumes by Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe and sound by Gareth Owen.


Reviews of Elf The Musical

★★★★ "Who needs Will Ferrell? This show is a real cracker" - Daily Mail (2022)
★★★★ "Bounds joyously back into town" - TimeOut
★★★★ "This is, truly, the Christmas cake of musicals." "It has, in short, the magic that sends you out of the theatre smiling and singing." The Times (2015)

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 7 January 2023
Age restrictions

5+. Children under the age of 5 cannot be admitted to the auditorium.

All patrons, regardless of age must have a valid ticket. Smoking depicted on stage / occasional strong language.

Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Content notes: Smoking depicted on stage / occasional strong language.


Venue Information

Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Nearest Tube or Train: Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
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Photos: Elf The Musical starring Simon Lipkin, Georgina Castle and Tom Chambers
The producers of Elf The Musical have released production photos of this fabulous fun Christmas show. The festive musical began performances at the Dominion Theatre this week and runs for a strictly limited 8 week season until 7 January 2023. Elf The Musical stars Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager. Also in the cast are 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. Based on the much-loved movie starring Will Ferrell, the stage musical has 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). The show is directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound by Gareth Owen, video design by Ian William Galloway, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey, and casting by Grindrod Burton Casting. Book tickets to Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London Elf The Musical - Production photos [ngg src="galleries" ids="947" display="pro_tile"]
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Photos: Elf The Musical photoshoot
The producers of Elf The Musical have dropped some fun photos from a recent promotional photoshoot for the show. The festive musical opens starts performances on 14 November 2022 at the Dominion Theatre, running for 8 weeks only until 7 January 2023. Elf The Musical stars Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager. Also in the cast are 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. Based on the much-loved movie starring Will Ferrell, the stage musical has 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). The show is directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound by Gareth Owen, video design by Ian William Galloway, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey, and casting by Grindrod Burton Casting. Book tickets to Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London Elf The Musical - Photoshoot images [ngg src="galleries" ids="932" display="pro_tile"]
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Photos: Elf The Musical in rehearsals at the Dominion Theatre
Elf The Musical has released new rehearsal photos ahead of the show's launch at the Dominion Theatre later this month. The show starts performances on 14 November 2022 at the Dominion Theatre, running for 8 weeks only to 7 January 2023. Elf The Musical stars Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager. Also in the cast are 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. Based on the much-loved movie starring Will Ferrell, the stage musical has 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). The show is directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound by Gareth Owen, video design by Ian William Galloway, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey, and casting by Grindrod Burton Casting. Book tickets to Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London Elf The Musical - Rehearsal photos [ngg src="galleries" ids="926" display="pro_tile"]
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Elf The Musical – Rebecca Lock to join cast at Dominion Theatre
The producers of Elf The Musical - coming to London this Christmas 2022 - have revealed final casting for the West End show. Renowned theatre actress Rebecca Lock will play Emily Hobbs, in the West End revival at the Dominion Theatre. Rebecca Lock’s credits include Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock (UK tour), Carmen in Curtains (UK tour and Wyndhams Theatre), Ms Fleming/Veronica’s Mom in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Rosie in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre) and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre). She joins the previously announced Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager. Also in the cast are 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. The show is back in London for 8 weeks only at the Dominion, starting on 14 November 2022 and finishing up on 7 January 2023. Based on the much-loved movie starring Will Ferrell, the stage musical as 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). The show is directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound by Gareth Owen, video design by Ian William Galloway and wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey. Casting is by Grindrod Burton Casting. Book tickets to Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London
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Elf The Musical – Tom Chambers to join cast at Dominion Theatre
The producers of Elf The Musical - coming to the West End this Christmas 2022 - have revealed more casting for the show. TV and stage actor Tom Chambers has been cast to play Walter Hobbs, the rediscovered father of Buddy the Elf. Tom Chambers is a well known stage and screen star, with TV credits including Holby City (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC) and Father Brown (BBC); and theatre credits including Jerry Travers in Top Hat and Bob Wallis in White Christmas - both in the West End. Also joining the cast are Kim Ismay (Wicked, Mamma Mia!) as Debs, Nicholas Pound (Cats ,Les Miserables, Evita) as Santa and Dermot Canavan (Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof) as Store Manager. Previously announced cast include star of the show Simon Lipkin as Buddy, plus Georgina Castle as Jovie. Also 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. The show is back in London for 8 weeks only at the Dominion, starting on 14 November 2022 and finishing up on 7 January 2023. Based on the much-loved movie starring Will Ferrell, the stage musical as 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). The show is directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound by Gareth Owen, video design by Ian William Galloway and wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey. Casting is by Grindrod Burton Casting. Book tickets to Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London
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Full cast announced for Christmas special Elf The Musical
Elf The Musical starring Ben Forster and Kimberley Walsh announce full casting. [caption id="attachment_40174" align="alignright" width="240"] Ben Forster & Kimberley Walsh[/caption] The full cast for the London premiere of hit show Elf The Musical has been announced. Led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs the full cast includes Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O’Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White. Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael. Based on the beloved 2003 hit film starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Elf The Musical features a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), with songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). The production will feature direction and choreography by Morgan Young (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), set design and costumes by Tim Goodchild, lighting design byTim Lutkin, vocal arrangements by Phil Reno, dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, video design by Ian William Galloway and sound design by Clement Rawling. ELF will play a strictly limited season from 24 October 2015 until 2 January 2016 at London’s Dominion Theatre. BOOK Book tickets to Elf The Musical

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