The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas to star Gina Beck and Neil McDermott

Gina Beck and Neil McDermott are to write and star in a brand new Christmas show.

The pair of West End performers have come together to create a new original family Christmas show.

Gina Beck and Neil McDermott have written The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas and will star in the world première at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 23 December.

Tickets and more information are available online at the Charing Cross Theatre website here.

Beck and McDermott first met over 20 years ago performing with the National Youth Music Theatre although their career paths haven’t crossed since until now.

With two children each, the duo wanted to make something for small people and their families to ensure that Christmas this year is as magical as ever.

A teaser for the show reads: “Meet Figgy and Cupcake, two of Santa’s Christmas elves. For 11 months of the year, Cupcake is a bright and bubbly bundle of joy. But come December 1st, all that changes – because Cupcake is ‘The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas’.

“Come and join Figgy in an original Christmas story as he tries to help Cupcake overcome her fear of Christmas. Using the power of imagination, and with a little help from you, will he be able to remind her of the importance and magic of Christmas? And, in helping Cupcake, will Figgy solve some of his own Christmassy problems?”

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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