It is one of the all time great Christmas movies, and then it became a hit West End Show, and now, this year, it has been supersized and is coming to Birmingham. I am of course talking about Elf, the festive favourite that is about to embark on a UK tour and which will see it taking in Birmingham’s Genting Arena.(soon to be renamed Resorts World Arena)
Elf is the perfect Christmas entertainment, real feelgood entertainment that leaves watchers feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, and sets the mood for Christmas cheer. The supersized Christmas Spectacular has a stellar cast to bring it to life. Pop legend and all around God of David Essex (A Winters Tale is one of my fave Christmas songs) stars as Buddy the Elf’s father, with another Christmas stalwart, Love Actually star and singer Martine McCutcheon as Buddy’s girlfriend, Jovie. Buddy the Elf will be played by comedy actor Tam Ryan, who counts Priscilla Presley amongst his past leading ladies. West End star Louise English will play Buddy’s stepmother. The cast also features Father Christmas and a line-up of 70 performers, including children from local Pauline Quirke Academy stage schools. It is truly going to be an amazing show.
David has certainly been wetting the appetite in interviews about the show. He says:-
I’m really looking forward to taking Elf on tour. The big special effects that we have lined-up are incredible, including a giant sleigh which will fly across the arena, an indoor snow blizzard and lots of skating which all adds to this perfect Christmas story.
I’m absolutely delighted to be appearing in this wonderful show. Elf is without doubt one of the all-time great Christmas movies, so I hope audiences in Cardiff, Birmingham and Nottingham will love this production just as much as the film!
If you are looking for a standout show to take your family to this year, you must not miss Elf-The Christmas Spectacular, it is going to be the most memorable theatrical experience this Christmas,
Elf – The Christmas Spectacular
20-24 December 2018
Genting Arena , soon to be renamed Resorts World Arena
Tickets are on general sale now via www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844 33 88 222 Tickets priced from £25 – £65 (including admin fees and £1.20 facility fee) + £2.55 fulfilment fee per order.