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Simon Lipkin to play Buddy in ‘Elf’ in the West End

The Christmas musical returns to London.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Make your Christmas sparkle and shine with Elf in the West End this Christmas. Elf begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, ahead of an opening night on 24 November, and performances to 7 Jan. 2023. Book Elf tickets on London Theatre.

Based on the 2003 film of the same name, Elf follows Buddy, who as a baby crawls into Santa’s sack and heads to the North Pole and is raised as an elf. When Buddy learns he’s a human, he heads back to his home of New York City to reunite with his father and save Christmas.

Simon Lipkin will play Buddy in Elf. He’s previously starred in the Christmas musical, Nativity!, as well as The Wind in the Willows and Guys and Dolls. Georgina Castle will play Jovie in Elf. She recently played Marie in Cinderella at the Gillan Lynne Theatre. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

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

Elf is at the Dominion Theatre.

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Photo credit: Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle (Photos courtesy of production)

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