Elf the Musical is back at the Dominion theatre
Everyone’s favourite kids movie has been made into a musical which returns to the Dominion Theatre in London for a limited run over Christmas 2023. Booking has now opened for Elf theatre and hotel packages.
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
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 will run 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).
Casting of the 2023 production has yet to be announced.
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.
Theatre : Dominion Theatre, London W1
Nearest Tube : Tottenham Court Road
Opens: 15 November 2023
Booking to : 6th January 2024
Performances times: Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Thu & Sat 2:30pm
Running times: 2 hours 25mins inc. a 15 minute interval
15 November – 2 December
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm
N.B there are additional matinees on 22 & 30 November
4 – 16 December
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm
- Monday 18 December – 2.30pm
- Tuesday 19 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Wednesday 20 December – 2.30pm
- Thursday 21 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Friday 22 December – 7.30pm
- Saturday 23 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Sunday 24 December – No Performance
- Monday 25 December – No Performance
- Tuesday 26 December – 7.30pm
- Wednesday 27 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Thursday 28 December – 2.30pm
- Friday 29 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Saturday 30 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Sunday 31 December – no performance
- Monday 1 January – 7.30pm
- Tuesday 2 January – 7.30pm
- Wednesday 3 January – 7.30pm
- Thursday 4 January – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Friday 5 January – 7.30pm
- Saturday 6 January – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
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.