Son of a nutcracker! London’s “ultimate Christmas show” (Smooth FM), ELF returns to spread festive cheer at the Dominion Theatre this winter.


After devoting almost two decades to Emmerdale, TV star Matthew Wolfenden will leave the hit soap opera and return to the stage by first starring as Buddy in the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF at London’s Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. He will be joined by Tom Chambers, who reprises the role of Walter Hobbs.


They join the previously announced Georgina Castle as Jovie, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Nicholas Pound as Santa, Kim Ismay as Debs and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager.


ELF is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag as a baby and was raised as an elf! Way too tall and not so great at his job, Buddy is the North Pole’s biggest misfit… and knows he’ll never belong.


When Santa tells him the truth, Buddy heads to New York to find his birth father (who turns out to be quite high on the Naughty List). After causing some merry mayhem in Manhattan, Buddy finally discovers the gift of family and falls in love. And when Santa’s sleigh crashes in Central Park, it’s Buddy who finds a way to save Christmas forever!


It's “full to the brim with Christmas Spirit” (Classic FM) so if smiling’s your favourite, don’t miss ELF at London’s Dominion Theatre.


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2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)


Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London

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No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for the ages of 4 and up . All patrons, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

Where Do I Go

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ


4.4(9 reviews)
  • Barbara hill

    Jan 7, 2024

    Seen the film many times so wasn’t sure what to expect. It was fabulous! Funny, the cast was brilliant. And the special effects were jaw dropping. Would love to go again !

  • Robin Carter

    Jan 4, 2024

    It was brilliant from start to finish. Very festive, it put me in the mood for xmas Great performances from all the cast and the best bit was the finale where father Christmas fly's

  • Kas

    Jan 4, 2024

    What an amazing show. Fantastic music script and cast. Great end to the Christmas break. Five adults no kids but had a great time

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