Thursday, 12 February 2015

Kimberley Walsh & Ben Forster to star in West End premiere of Elf The Musical!

It has been confirmed that Kimberley Walsh and Ben Forster will star in the West End premiere of Elf The Musical! 

The production opens at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 5th November 2015 (previews from 24th October) and runs for a strictly limited 10-week season until 2nd January 2016.

ITV's Superstar winner Forster (Buddy), who recently starred in the West End revival of Evita, reprises his performance from Elf's runs in Plymouth and Dublin last December.

Former Girls Aloud singer Walsh (Jovie) previously played Princess Fiona in the West End production of Shrek The Musical.

Joe McGann (Walter Hobbs) and Jessica Martin (Emily Hobbs) will also return to the cast. They will be joined by Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager, with further casting to be announced.

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.

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