ELF The Musical (West End)
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ELF The Musical (West End)
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ELF The Musical (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(187 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
12%
Negative
4%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

The Christmas musical based on the hit 2003 movie returns to the West End.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (112)

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184 Reviews | 30 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Love to be in the Christmas mood

Don't see it if you hate christmas

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
90
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a funny and silly musical! love the songs and the decorations are incredible

Don't see it if you don’t like children’s musical

Nic
561 Reviews | 99 Followers
80
Christmasy, Predictable, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want lighthearted holiday fare that gives you the simple Christmastime fun you’re seeking. Simon Lipkin absolutely evokes Will Ferrell.

Don't see it if you want to see something original that will surprise you. This is strictly comfort viewing. Read more

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
80
Joyous, Fantastic ensemble, Christmas cheer, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like the film/Christmas / Great fun sweet natured delivering all the right messages. Family enjoyment. Fabulous ensemble dancing!

Don't see it if you didn’t like the film/Christmas isn’t on your nice list.

72 Reviews | 8 Followers
78
Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love the film as it’s a great stage version with huge staging

Don't see it if You are expecting a carbon copy of the film

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
72
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want actual actors doing actual acting and actual singing, not some twat off the telly

Don't see it if You don’t want the film onstage Read more

88 Reviews | 1 Follower
66
Enchanting, Pantoesque, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the film or Panto style shows. Fun and silly. Great effect with Santas sleigh. Worth a watch if you like cheesy Xmas stuff.

Don't see it if Some of it is a little dated and it’s very aimed at its market so if you’re not a fan of the film don’t bother. Also very young audience.

74 Reviews | 5 Followers
65
Fun, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want an easy watching fun musical to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Don't see it if You prefer original musicals and silent audiences - everyone was respectful but this is a family show so expect kids to be having fun!

Critic Reviews (7)

The London Evening Standard
November 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"The ensemble fills the stage with verve but the big dance numbers lack finesse...Elf makes a disappointing start to London theatre’s Christmas season."
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The Times (UK)
November 28th, 2022
For a previous production

"The show does a decent job for a child audience...This is no night out for unaccompanied adults, but there is skill and finally heart to this fitfully funny spectacular."
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WhatsOnStage
November 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"This is solid commercial family entertainment, attractively packaged, and elevated by a fine cast and a sensational central turn. I enjoyed it immensely."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
November 24th, 2022
For a previous production

“This production of ELF: The Musical offers a version of the beloved story that spreads Christmas cheer for all in London to hear”
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The Arts Desk
November 26th, 2022
For a previous production

"Elf spreads the feelgood from stalls to circle with enough warmth to chase any wintry chills away … preposterous and schlocky for sure, but also delightfully transporting."
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Time Out London
November 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"Philip Wm McKinley’s production is a fast-paced...It whirls you up in a Technicolor dream of Christmas...this is a slickly irresistible and fizzily enjoyable confection of a show."
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London Theatre
November 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"If you’re looking to see Elf because you enjoy the film, you'll walk away with pep in your step.Buddy the Elf is still the Christmas hero we need, and if you still believe, then Santa may fly in his sleigh."
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