Thursday, June 1

Open auditions for Elf: the Musical

Elf: The Musical are holding open auditions to find a young actor to play Michael Hobbs in the show which stars Ben Forster and opens in Plymouth in November before heading to The Lowry, Salford for Christmas.

Producers are looking for boys aged between nine and 12 years old who are no taller than four feet ten inches, and can act sing (unbroken voice), and move well.Auditions will be held at The Lowry, Salford on 18 June from 10:00 am. The successful actor must be prepared to travel to London for rehearsals and Plymouth for the first week of the run. For more information, email

Elf is based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell about an orphan elf who learns his father lives in New York. It features a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, and got its UK premiere at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth in 2014.

Elf: The Musical runs at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth from 11 to 18 November, and The Lowry, Salford from 24 November to 14 January.

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