Elf – The Musical

Elf the Musical is back at the Dominion theatre

Everyone’s favourite kids movie has been made into a musical  which returned to the Dominion Theatre in London for a limited run over Christmas 2023.

Elf - The Musical London Theatre Breaks
The-cast-of-Elf-The-Musical-last year: credit: Mark Senior

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 Yorkers remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Cast of Elf

Elf - The Musical London Theatre Breaks
LtoR-Kim-Ismay-as-Debs-Simon-Lipkin-as-Buddy-in-Elf-The-Musical last year. credit: Mark Senior

MATTHEW WOLFENDEN (best known for his long-running role as David Metcalfe in Emmerdale) stars as BUDDY

Georgina Castle (West End credits include 9-5, Mamma Mia and Cinderella) is Jovie, Tom Chambers (well we all know Tom) is Walter Hobbs whilst West End regular Rebecca Lock returns to the role of Emily Hobbs.

Elf ran from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. After a seven-year absence from the West End, ELF’s 2022 sold-out run at the Dominion was further proof of the production’s public and critical success.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, 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).

Elf  and Nearby Hotels

The Dominion Theatre is at the East end of Oxford Street just above Tottenham Court Tube station on the Northern Line, so getting to the show is pretty easy from most sides of London. If you don’t want to travel far back to your hotel then we can recommend the 3 star St Giles Hotel which is literally, just round the back of the theatre. It is a large hotel with restaurants and a bar and excellent facilities including Gym, squash courts, classes and a 25 metres pool which is shared with the YMCA and available to guests for a small fee.

Show File

Theatre : Dominion Theatre, London W1
Nearest Tube : Tottenham Court Road

 15 November 2023
Booked to : 6th January 2024
Performances times: Mon – Sat 7:30pm,  Thu & Sat 2:30pm

Running times: 2 hours 25mins inc. a 15 minute interval

Performance Schedule

Nearest hotels : 5 star Courthouse Hotel, the 4 star Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street and the 3 star St Giles Hotel and Covent Garden Travelodge.

More About Elf Theatre Breaks

The new production will be 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, music direction by Alan Williams and wig and hair design by
Richard Mawbey. Casting is by Grindrod Burton Casting.

Reviews for the musical Elf

About Simon Harding

Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

View all posts by Simon Harding