Theatre Royal Plymouth - Elf: The Musical

Theatre Royal Plymouth - Elf: The Musical

Appearing alongside previously announced Ben Forster as 'Buddy' and Liz McClarnon as 'Jovie' will be James Allen, Charlie Birtwistle and twins Lochlan and Riley White in the shared role of Michael Hobbs.

The shows Christmas 2017 season cast also includes Joe McGann as 'Walter' and Jessica Martin as 'Emily Hobbs', who all reprise their roles from the record-breaking 2015 Christmas run in the West End. They will be joined by Louis Emerick in the role of ‘Santa Claus’, Lori Haley Fox as ‘Deb’ and Graham Lappin as ‘Store Manager’.

Completing the cast is Dominique Bonino, Colin Burnicle, Christie Crosson, Vicki Davids, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Leanne Garretty, Keith Henderson, Sam Lathwood, Jenny Legg, Ross McLaren, Jonathan Norman, Katy Osbourne, Thérèse O’Sullivan, Emily Anne Potter and Diarm Scahill.

Elf: The Musical returns to Theatre Royal Plymouth for one week only, from Sat 11 – Sat 18 November before heading to The Lowry, Salford. The Salford venue will host the show's first Christmas season outside of London from Fri 24 November 2017 until Sun 14 January 2018.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit 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.

Michael Rose in association with the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin present the Theatre Royal Plymouth production of Elf at The Lowry.

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 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, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, video design by Ian William Galloway and sound design by Avgoustos Psillas & Terry Jardine for Autograph.  Musical supervision will be by Stuart Morley and musical direction by Jeremy Wootton.

Tickets are priced between £16 - £52.50 and can be booked online at or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.

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