Elf to Open at West End's Dominion Theatre in October

News   Elf to Open at West End's Dominion Theatre in October
 
Elf, which played a Broadway season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2010, is to receive its London premiere at the West End's Dominion Theatre, beginning performances Oct. 24 prior to an official opening Nov. 5, for a 10-week season through Jan. 2, 2016.

It previously played seasons in Plymouth in the U.K. and Dublin in Ireland in 2014.

With a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin and songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, it is directed and choreographed by Morgan Young, with set design and costumes by Tim Goodchild, lighting by Tim Lutkin, vocal arrangements by Phil Reno, dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, video design by Ian William Galloway and sound design by Clement Rawling. Musical direction and supervision will be by Stuart Morley.

Based on the beloved 2003 film of the same name that starred Will Ferrell, it tells the story 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."

Casting is still to be announced.

It is produced in London by Michael Rose and U-Live in association with the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0845 200 7982, or visit www.elfthemusical.co.uk.

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