If you’re anything like me, you have a movie that every year marks the beginning of the Christmas season… that movie is Elf. I am guilty of partaking in the odd ‘quote off’ reciting classic lines from the movie with my friends (and sometimes people I’ve just met in a bar, as you do!).

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Imagine my sheer delight when I found out that Elf is coming the The Lowry in December 2017.

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This will be the first time that Elf will be playing at The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre for the first Christmas Season since it’s record-breaking run at the West End’s Dominion Theatre.

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.

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Michael Rose in association with the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin present the Theatre Royal Plymouth production of Elf at The Lowry.

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 supervision will be by Stuart Morley.

So what are you waiting for? Go and get your friends involves choose a date and get it locked it! To celebrate, here’s one more Elf GIF for good measure…

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You’re welcome!

Elf will run for a strictly limited season from Sat 25th November 2017 to Sun 7th January 2018.

 

 

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