Elf - The Musical

Buddy the Elf comes to The Lowry!

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, 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.
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
  • Ages: 5+ - babes in arms will not be admitted.

This performance is

  • Accessible
  • Festive
  • Jolly
  • Magical
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, 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.

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).

Starring TV and West End ‘Superstar’ Ben Forster reprising his role as Buddy alongside Liz McClarnon as Jovie, Louis Emerick as Santa Claus, Joe McGann as Walter and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs.



Additional Information

Runtimes

Act One: 1hr 20mins | Interval: 20 mins | Act Two: 55 mins


Access Performances
To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing boxofficeadmin@thelowry.com
BSL performance: Thu 14 December & Sat 13 January, 2.30pm - interpreted by Nicola Williams 
Audio Described performance: Sat 9 December & Wed 27 December, 2pm, with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm 

VIP Packages Available - £50 per person on top of ticket price
Selecting a VIP package when booking your ticket entitles you to a glass of Prosecco, 3 courses, half a bottle of wine (soft drinks served as an alternative), coffee, (or tea), shared programme (1 between 2) and a donation to The Lowry Trust. 

Groups Discount 
£4 OFF, 1 in 20 FREE (Tue – Thu excl 19 Dec - 2 Jan) . Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information - open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.



Watch the trailer

The Show Will Go On

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Show launch at Hamleys!

Ben Forster and Liz McClarnon kick off the Christmas cheer at the launch of Elf The Musical!

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