Elf: The Musical Reviews
Louis P from London, England
AVOID - NOT FUNNY, AWFUL SONGS
I took my wife and 3 kids (6, 11, 13) to see this and we ALL left very disappointed. The main actor who played Buddy was irritating throughout. He tried to imitate Will Ferrell but did an awful job and it was probably unfair of the writers to approach his character in the same way. The songs were annoying and pointless. By the end it turned into a pantomime. The acting was atrocious (including Barry from Eastenders who played Walter with a dreadful accent). The best bits of the movie which would have guaranteed a few laughs (e.g. son of a nutcracker, the long burp, putting syrup and smarties on spaghetti) were not included. They mixed the story up slightly but forgot to make it funny or entertaining enough to warrant it. Only positive were the Santas gymnasts jumping around on the trampoline and pommel horse who were mildly entertaining. This is our favourite Xmas family movie and doesn’t age. I booked the tickets knowing it’s going to be a hard act to follow the movie. I was right.
Michelle Copeland from London, England
STICK TO THE FILM
Someone should let the creators of this shambles know that for a musical to be even marginally entertaining the actors should be able to sing.. that’s before we even get started on the terrible storyline. Kim Marsh singing one song wasn’t enough to make this bearable. My daughter actually fell asleep! I feel like I’ve been robbed. Take it off the stage. Diabolical.
Jess from London, England
Very low budget - expected a lot more for the prices charged. Just awful.
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comical FUN Festive!
I'd like to have spaghetti and syrup with Elf for breakfast.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. Ushers whisper, "Are you excited?" into little ears in the enthusiastically decorated lobby of the Dominion Theatre. And excited we were!Read full review
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