Elf comes to Salford

David Upton

Full casting has been confirmed for Elf: The Musical which heads to The Lowry, Salford from November 24 to January 14.

Appearing alongside previously announced Ben Forster as Buddy and Liz McClarnon as Jovie will be James Allen, Charlie Birtwistle and twins Lochlan and Riley White in the shared role of Michael Hobbs.

All four boys are from the North West and attended auditions held at The Lowry.

The show’s Christmas 2017 season cast also includes Joe McGann as Walter and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, who all reprise their roles from the 2015 Christmas run in the West End.

Based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.