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Elf – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin Music: Matthew Sklar Lyrics: Chad Begulen Director: Morgan Young Reviewer: Alisha McCracken If you are looking for a sparklejollytwinklejingley treat to take the family to this festive season, then one would be hard pushed to find a more enjoyable, feel good, sugarcoated show than Elf currently taking residency at The Lowry this Christmas. Based ...

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Elf – The Musical – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Music / Lyrics: Matthew Sklar / Chad Beguelin Reviewer: Helen Tope Elf – The Musical tells the story of Buddy, a larger-than-life elf working in Santa’s workshop in the North Pole. When Buddy accidentally learns of his true identity, he goes to New York to find his biological father. Not even bothering to change ...

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Elf – Dominion Theatre, London

Music: Matthew Sklar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Book: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Director and Choreographer: Morgan Young Reviewer: Daniel Stuart Following sold-out UK and Ireland premieres in Plymouth and Dublin last year, the musical adaptation of hit 2003 Will Ferrell comedy Elfspends this festive season at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of London’s glistening West End for a limited ...

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CD REVIEW: Elf The Musical – London Cast Recording

Book: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Music: Matthew Sklar Music Director: Stuart Morley Reviewer: Glen Pearce   They say no publicity is bad publicity and the social media storm regarding record-breaking pricing for the London run of the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s production of Elf The Musical probably sold as many seats as it did detract. In fact, ...

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NEWS: Biggins leads the salute for West End Heroes

Christopher Biggins haslaunched the 2015 West End HeroesGala Concertwith a little help from his military friends. Never one to underdress, Bigggins launched the fundraiser in full RAF servicewoman uniform, previewing just one of the characters he’ll play on the night. Biggins will host of theWest End HeroesGala Concert on Sunday 4 October at London’s Dominion Theatre. Last year the casts ...

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NEWS: Elf bows to public pressure and cuts ticket prices

Following extensive social media coverage criticising the pricing structure of the forthcoming West End transfer of the musical Elf, producers have today announced they have listened to public opinion and are introducing a new lower price band. Criticism had been levelled at the show when it was revealed that the flexible pricing structure saw some seats on sale for over ...

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NEWS: Lead casting confirmed for Elf

Lead casting has been announced for the London transfer of the musical Elf. Ben Forster, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin, who all starred in the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres of Elf in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, will play the rôles of Buddy, Walter Hobbs and Emily Hobbs respectively. Kimberley Walsh will be making her debut in Elf ...

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Elf – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Thomas Meehan &Bob Martin Music: Matthew Skylar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Director &Choreographer: Morgan Young Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett   “I’m siiiiiingiiiiing!” My heart is full, and “I’m siiiiiingiiiiing! ”   From start to finish ElfThe Musical is an utterly wonderful, brilliant, heartwarming, electric, endearing, joyously glittery show, with bells on! A glorious explosion of tinsel, twinkle and Christmas magic. ...

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