Elf: The Musical Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (1.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 22



5.0 star rating Olivia from London, England


This is my wife’s favourite film and she had never seen a west end show before. This didn’t disappoint! It stayed true to the movie without being too ‘samey’. All actors/actresses were amazing! And the actor that played Buddy the elf was very funny and great! I wasn’t disappointed and safe to say the wife was also very happy!

5.0 star rating Iain from London, England


As mentioned, the reviews below are of a previous production. This production is excellent. Great set, some fantastic dances and a full orchestra. The production values are great and the cast don't disappoint. Santa's sleigh flying is spectacular and a really magical moment for the kids. It's not the best show in the world, but that isn't the fault of the cast or the creatives on this production who have made the show about as good as it can be.

5.0 star rating Kazash from London, England


Great show, brilliantly done. Well worth a watch. Some adult humour. Plenty of giggles and a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. If I had grandchildren I would definitely take them. Good seats near to the back of stalls and had fab view. Would definitely go again

4.0 star rating Vic from London, England


Went yesterday left at half time prefer the movie, it was ok, definitely not slick, not memorable

4.0 star rating Mark Flecknor from Northampton England


My wife and myself went yesterday 20/12 2023 we thought it was excellent enjoyed every minute,perfect start to Christmas for me

1.0 star rating Louis P from London, England


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.

1.0 star rating Michelle Copeland from London, England


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.


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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!

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