Playing at the Dominion Theatre until 7 January 2023
Tom Chambers is playing the character Walter Hobbs, the rediscovered father of Buddy, in ELF. Toms’ credits include (Holby City (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Father Brown (BBC), Jerry Travers in Top Hat (West End), Bob Wallis in White Christmas (West End)). Also in the cast are Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible in Wicked (West End), Tanya in MAMMA MIA! (West End)) who will play Debs, Nicholas Pound (Old Deuteronomy in Cats, Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (UK tour), Juan Perón in Evita (UK tour)) who will play Santa and Dermot Canavan (Hairspray (London Coliseum), Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End)) who plays Store Manager.
They join the previously announced Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle as Buddy and Jovie, respectively.
Also in the cast are Evonnee Bentley-Holder Kyle Cox, Jade Davies, Bethan Downing, Francis Foreman, Morgan Gregory, Ryan Jupp, Ellis Linford-Pill, Shane O’Riordan, Theo Reece, Chloe Saunders, Heather Scott-Martin, Jessica Spalis, Michael Tyler, Katie Warsop and Natalie Woods.
Dexter Barry, Logan Clark, Alfie Morwood and Frankie Treadaway will alternate the role of Michael.
ELF is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts as a baby and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf! Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities finally cause him to face the truth and realise he’ll never belong in the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Photo: Mark Senior