Starlight Theatre Productions presents ELF

Tues 16 – Sat 20 Nov 2021 | Tues & Weds 7pm, Thurs - Sat 2pm & 7pm

Are you ready to embrace your ‘Inner Elf’ for Christmas 2021? Well, Starlight Theatre Productions are here to help you do exactly that, by bringing the most Christmassy of Musicals, Elf, to the stage of the beautiful Tyne Theatre and Opera House in November 2021. 2020 may have been like a string of Christmas lights with broken bulbs but, fear not, Elf will leave you sparkling like the brightest fairy lights imaginable in 2021.

Elf the Musical is based on the 2003 feature film of the same name. It features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar  (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway). The book is by Tony Award Winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

The Elf in the title is Buddy, who doesn’t quite seem to fit in to Santa’s workshop, in more ways than one. Not only is he really bad at making toys, he is also considerably taller than the rest of his workmates – about three feet taller! Santa eventually admits to Buddy that he is really a human, brought to the North Pole by accident when he crawled into Santa’s sack as a baby. Santa sends him to New York to find his real family.

Even though Buddy is not really an Elf, he has grown up at Santa’s workshop at the North Pole – the happiest place on Earth. As a result he has waaaaaaay too much Christmas spirit for the ordinary folk of NYC to cope with. Needless to say, when he does meet his real family he is disappointed at their complete lack of Christmas spirit – his father is on the ‘Naughty’ list for goodness sake!- and resolves to help them, and everyone else, remember the true meaning of Christmas and really embrace the Festive Season.

Can Buddy save Christmas? Will Santa’s sleigh ever fly again? Can New York rediscover its Christmas Spirit?

All of these questions will be answered, come along and let Starlight Theatre Productions usher you into the Festive Season 2021 with this feel good musical – it’s a must for all the family, not just the children. There is something for everyone; humour, pathos, anger, disbelief and – of course -LOVE!

Book early to secure the best seats for this family favourite!

General on-sale: Monday 2nd November

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