ELF, the hit Hollywood blockbuster movie has been supersized into a Live Arena Spectacular this Christmas.
With three stages, a flying sleigh, an audience snowball fight, amazing CGI animated backdrops, giant TV screens in case you miss any of the action, the movie is hilariously recreated by a cast of 100 performers, into the biggest live Christmas show in the world.
The festive spectacular will star award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh as Buddy the Elf’s girlfriend, Jovie, alongside Shaun Williamson (Barry Evans in EastEnders, Extras) as Buddy’s dad Walter Hobbs.
Tam Ryan first stepped into the big floppy shoes of Will Ferrell in December 2018 to play Buddy the Elf and was met with universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. He counts Priscilla Presley amongst his past leading ladies.
The cast also features Father Christmas, as well as talented youngsters from local Pauline Quirke Academy stage schools.
Kym will also be sharing the stage with her daughter Polly for the very first time in her career. Aspiring actress Polly, 8, will play a naughty child who has a confrontation with Santa.
Kym said: “I am delighted to be getting back on stage and joining the cast of Elf this December.
“Elf is an iconic Christmas film and having seen the musical myself last year I am very excited to be part of this fun and heart-warming family show.”
Shaun said: “I am thrilled to be teaming up with Kym, Tam and the rest of this hugely talented cast to bring Elf to the big stage this December.”
This Christmas Spectacular production features a book written by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers and Hairspray) and an original score of great songs. The 6,000 seat arena layout has a 70-foot wide stage and a 60-foot long thrust stage, with some scenes taking place around and above the audience.
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool:
Sat 7 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Sun 8 Dec 1pm
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow:
Sat 14 Dec 3pm & 7pm, Sun 15 Dec 1pm
The SSE Arena, Wembley:
Sat 21 Dec 3pm and 7:30pm, Sun 22 Dec 1pm & 5pm, Mon 23 Dec 1pm