‘Elf’ to return to the Dominion Theatre

The festive musical will play a second consecutive season in the West End. Join Buddy the Elf as he leaves the North Pole to reunite with family and save Christmas.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

It’s time to get on the nice list. The seasonal musical, Elf, returns to the Dominion Theatre, with previews from 15 November, an opening night on 23 November, and performances to 6 Jan. 2024.

Based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Will Ferrell, Elf follows Buddy, who, as a baby, crawls into Santa’s sack and grows up in the North Pole. He’s raised by Father Christmas, so he doesn’t know how to interact with humans. When he learns where his dad is, Buddy sets out to New York City for a family reunion to remember.

In an Elf review on London Theatre, our critic said: “You'll walk away with pep in your step. Buddy the Elf is still the Christmas hero we need, and if you still believe, then Santa may fly in his sleigh."

Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin write the Elf story, with music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. Philip Wm. McKinley directs, with original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Elf casting will be revealed at a later date. Simon Lipkin, Georgina Castle, Tom Chambers, and Rebecca Lock starred in the 2022 production.

Elf will be at the Dominion Theatre.

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Photo credit: The cast of Elf the Musical (Photo by Mark Senior)

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