ELF The Musical (West End)
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ELF The Musical (West End)

ELF The Musical (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(49 Reviews)
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Clever

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (49)

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488 Reviews | 92 Followers
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

117 Reviews | 11 Followers
Fluffy, Funny, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun feel good christmas show.

Don't see it if You want any substance, there's none here.

88 Reviews | 10 Followers
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

82 Reviews | 3 Followers
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.

77 Reviews | 6 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, 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

53 Reviews | 3 Followers
Overrated, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you like to see a feelgood christmas show

Don't see it if you like to feel christmas.

51 Reviews | 5 Followers
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

36 Reviews | 1 Follower

See it if You love the movie

Don't see it if You're expecting loads of lavish sets, the Dominion production is heavily reliant on a screen back wall to create some of the sets

Critic Reviews (7)

The London Evening Standard
November 25th, 2022

"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

"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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November 25th, 2022

"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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The Arts Desk
November 26th, 2022

"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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Theatre Weekly (UK)
November 24th, 2022

“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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Time Out London
November 25th, 2022

"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

"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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