Elf: The Musical. Image shows from L to R: Buddy (Ben Forster), Santa Claus (Louis Emerick)
Elf: The Musical

Elf: The Musical

  • TV comedy
  • Channel 5
  • 2017
  • 2 episodes

As-live recording of the hit stage production, based on 2003 Will Ferrell comedy film Elf. Also features Ben Forster, Liz McClarnon, Louis Emerick, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin

Elf: The Musical

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2017
Channels
Channel 5
Episodes
2
Stars
Ben Forster, Liz McClarnon, Louis Emerick, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin
Writers
Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Companies

Based on the beloved 2003 movie hit starring Will Ferrell, Elf: The Musical features a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphaned child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human and not an elf, 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.

The production stars TV and West End superstar Ben Forster as Buddy alongside Liz McClarnon as Jovie, Louis Emerick as Santa Claus, Joe McGann as Walter and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs. Plus, there are exclusive backstage glimpses of the cast and show in preparation, just before the curtain goes up!

Additional details

Production
Event
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 5pm on Channel 5
Last new broadcast
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 8pm on My5

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