Cast announced Elf The Musical in West End for 2023

Casting has been announced for Elf in London’s West End for 2023.

Adapted from the film of the same name, which starred Will Ferrell, Elf will run at the Dominion Theatre from 15 November 2023 to 6 January 2024. Tickets are on sale now here.

The musical follows young orphan Buddy who is raised as one of Santa’s elves in the North Pole before heading to New York in search of his birth family.

Meet the cast!

Appearing in the show this winter season, Matthew Wolfenden (Emmerdale) will play Buddy and Tom Chambers (Top Hat) will reprise the role of Walter Hobbs

Joining them are Georgina Castle (Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia) as Jovie, Rebecca Lock (The Phantom of the OperaAvenue Q) as Emily Hobbs, Nicholas Pound (Cats, The Rocky Horror Show) as Santa, Kim Ismay (Wicked, Saturday Night Fever) as Debs and Dermot Canavan (HairsprayOklahoma!) as Store Manager.

Ben Lancaster (POLICE COPS: The Musical) will alternate the role of Buddy at certain scheduled performances.

Also in the cast are Rhys Batten (The SpongeBob Musical), Evonnee Bentley-Holder (Ain’t Too Proud), Marie Finlayson (TINA – The Tina Turner Musical), Aimée Fisher (Groundhog Day,), Farirayi Garaba (The SpongeBob Musical), Alex Given (The Book of Mormon), Morgan Gregory (Disney’s Newsies), Samuel John-Humphreys (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Keir Hylands (Frozen), Dominic Lamb (Legally Blonde), Ellis Linford-Pill (We Will Rock You), Theo Reece (The SpongeBob Musical), Chloe Saunders (Grease), Heather Scott-Martin (Singin’ in the Rain), Jessica Spalis (MAMMA MIA! The Party), Katie Warsop (Annie) and Natalie Woods (Wind in the Willows).

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Elf is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag as a baby and was raised as an elf! Way too tall and not so great at his job, Buddy is the North Pole’s biggest misfit… and knows he’ll never belong. When Santa tells him the truth, Buddy heads to New York to find his birth father (who turns out to be quite high on the Naughty List).

After causing some merry mayhem in Manhattan, Buddy finally discovers the gift of family and falls in love. And when Santa’s sleigh crashes in Central Park, it’s Buddy who finds a way to save Christmas forever!

Elf The Musical has a book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan with songs from The Prom duo Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.

The London production is directed by Philip Wm McKinley, with choreography by Liam Steel, set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen and casting by Grindrod Burton Casting.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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