ELF to bring christmas cheer to the Dominion Theatre
This piece of news is as grin-inducing as any this time of year. ELF is set to hit the London stage (the Dominion Theatre to be precise) in October. Premiering in Dublin and Plymouth last year, this adaptation of the Will Ferrell smash provided candy canes and belly laughs all round, though unfortunately Santa’s sleigh didn’t manage to deliver it to the capital. He’s clearly got some extra fuel this year, and we’re more than happy with the gift.
ELF the musical will be at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016. Ben Forster, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin all starred in the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres of ELF in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, playing the roles of Buddy, Walter Hobbs and Emily Hobbs respectively. Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh will be making her debut in ELF as Jovie. They will be joined by Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager, with further casting to be announced.
ELF 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 and choreography by Morgan Young (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), set design and costumes by Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Olivier Award winner Tim 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. Musical direction and supervision will be by Stuart Morley.
Michael Rose and U-Live in association with the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin present the Theatre Royal Plymouth production of ELF at the Dominion Theatre, London.
Where: Dominion Theatre, London W1T 7AQ
When: 24 October 2015 to 2 January 2016
- Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm*, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm**
- *7.00pm on Thursday 5 November, no evening performance Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26, Thursday 31 December & Friday 1 January
- **extra 2.30pm matinees on Thursday 29 October, and, in December, on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Thursday 24th, Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st