Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End

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The London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. ELF will run at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from 24 October 2015 to 2 January 2016. The Gala Opening Night on Thursday 5 November will be in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White. Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

ELF features a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), with songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). The production will feature direction and choreography by Morgan Young (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), set design and costumes by Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Olivier Award winner Tim Lutkin, vocal arrangements by Phil Reno, dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, video design by Ian William Galloway and sound design by Clement Rawling. Musical direction and supervision will be by Stuart Morley.

Photo Credit: Becky Lee

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Ben Forster and Kimberley Walsh

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Ben Forster and Kimberley Walsh

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Ben Forster

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Ben Forster, Jennie Dale (center) and the cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Evan Ensign (resident director) and Jessica Martin

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Helen Rymer (associate choreographer) and Morgan Young (director)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Jennie Dale and Ben Forster

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Jennie Dale and Joe McGann

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Jennie Dale and company

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Jessica Martin

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Jessica Martin, Jennie Dale and Joe McGann

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Joe McGann and Jessica Martin

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Joe McGann and Jessica Martin

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Joe McGann

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Kimberley Walsh

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Morgan Young (director) and Helen Rymer (associate choreographer)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Morgan Young (director)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Morgan Young (director), Kimberley Walsh and Ben Forster

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Tash Holway

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
The cast of Elf The Musical

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
Tim Goodchild (set and costume designer) and Jo Miles (stage manager)



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