Elf -Christmas Spectacular-Birmingham
Elf -The Christmas Spectacular
Performance at Birmingham Genting Arena
3pm Matinee show
Starring -David Essex -Martin McCutchen- Tam Ryan as Buddy
ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the
Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be
supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will tour the UK
in December 2018. This extravaganza will play three major
arenas this Christmas: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham
Genting Arena and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena.
Starring pop legend David Essex as Buddy the Elf's father, and Love Actually star and singer Martine McCutcheon as Buddy's girlfriend, Jovie. Buddy the Elf will be played by comedy actor Tam Ryan, who counts Priscilla Presley amongst his past leading ladies. West End star Louise English will play Buddy's stepmother. The cast also features Father Christmas and a line-up of 70 performers, including children from local Pauline Quirke Academy stage schools.
The big special effects that we have lined-up are incredible, including a giant sleigh which will fly across the arena, an indoor snow blizzard and lots of skating which all adds to this perfect Christmas story. Elf is without doubt one of the all-time great Christmas movies, so audiences will love this production just as much as the film.
The original stage version played to record breaking audiences in 2015/2016 at London's Dominion Theatre and firmly established this heart-warming tale of Buddy the Elf leaving Santa at the North Pole to seek his real father in New York as a Christmas classic. This new Christmas Spectacular production will feature a book written by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers and Hairspray) and an original score of great new songs. The original staging will be enhanced with giant screens, showing both computer graphic backdrops and live action close-ups. The 5,000 seat arena layout will have a 70-foot wide stage and a 60-foot long thrust stage, with some scenes taking place around and above the audience.
Elf will be produced by WBP Ltd, the team behind last year's Christmas spectacular Peter Pan, which played at Arena Birmingham and The SSE Arena, Wembley.
The appearance of any given artist is not guaranteed as schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness or events beyond the producers' control. Suitability and age recommendations/restrictions may apply to selected shows.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.