Sunday, July 20

Ben Forster starring in Tour of Elf the Musical

Updated 25th September: Ben Forster will star in the leading role of Buddy the Elf this Christmas. Joining Ben will be Irish stage and screen star Aoibhínn McGinnity in the role of Jovie with JoeMcGann and Jessica Martin.

There will be a tour of the Broadway hit  Elf the Musical at the end of this year.The only dates we  have so far are Theatre Royal Plymouth (6th-13th December) and Bord Gais Energy in Dublin (16 December - 10 January). The show ran on Broadway in the Christmas seasons of 2010-11 and 2012-13, and also toured the 2012.

The show is narrated by Santa Claus and based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, telling 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 York remember the true meaning of Christmas. He finds him, but like many other New Yorkers he doesn't believe in the spirit of Christmas, which  is a problem, because Santa's sleigh is powered by the people's belief in Christmas.

Elf he Musical Features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin. Book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin. Direction & choreography by Morgan Young. Set and Costume design by Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild. Lighting design by Oliver Award winner Tim Lutkin and Sound design by Ciem Rawling.


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