Exciting news for Elf fans… the full casting for the West End premiere of the smash hit musical has been officially announced…
Ben Forster and Kimberley Walsh to star in Elf! The Musical
Taking the lead role as the loveable elf Buddy is Ben Forster. Forster is joined by Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs and Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs. Mark McKerracher will play Santa, Jennie Dale as Deb and Graham Lappin as the Store Manager.
Joining the main cast members will be Charlie Bull, Katie Bradley, Alex Fobbester, Nicola Coates, Charlotte Gale, Anton Fosh, Matt Holland, Francis Haugen, Tash Holway, Mark Iles, Paul Hutton, Debbie Paul, Celli O’Connor, Joanna Rennie, Ed White and Barnaby Thompson.
Alternating the role of Michael will be Noah Key, Ilan Galkoff, Harry Collett and Ewan Rutherford.
Elf! The Musical is based on the 2003 hit film which starred Will Ferrell. The much-loved comedy is centred on Buddy, a young orphan who is accidentally transported to the North Pole when he mistakenly climbs into Santa’s sack of presents. Growing up amongst the elves, it’s only Buddy’s awkward size and lack of toy-making skills that makes him yearn to discover his true identity and by doing so, assist New Yorkers in remembering the true meaning of Christmas.
Elf! The Musical features a book by the Tony Award winning Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan and songs by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar.
The family musical will run at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 until 2 January 2016.