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ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will tour UK arenas in December 2019.
The show will star award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh as Buddy the Elf’s girlfriend, Jovie, and Shaun Williamson (Barry Evans in EastEnders, Extras) as Buddy’s dad Walter Hobbs.
Reprising his role as Buddy the Elf will be comedy actor Tam Ryan, who counts Priscilla Presley amongst his past leading ladies. The cast also features Father Christmas and a line-up of 70 performers, including children from local Pauline Quirke Academy stage schools.
Elf will again be produced by WBP Ltd, the team behind last year’s production of Elf the Christmas Spectacular, which played to over 75,000 people at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham Resorts World Arena, and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena.
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.
Former singer with Hear'Say now better known for playing Michelle Connor in Coronation Street.
Actor and musical theatre star best known to TV soap fans as the hapless Barry Evans in 'Eastenders', a role he played for 9 years until his dramatic exit from the series at the hands of the evil Janine Butcher! Other small screen work has included Ricky Gervais' comedy 'Extras' and Shaun was the high-point scoring winner of Celebrity Mastermind 2004.
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