30th Nov - 4th Dec 2021



Prices from £13 (plus variable booking fee)

Book By Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin

Music By Matthew Sklar

Lyrics By Chad Beguelin



A HAOS Productions Musical

Let's all embrace our inner elf this Christmas

Based on everybody's favourite 2003 Christmas film, Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf, immortalised by Will Ferrell, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.

Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone forget the lockdown ever existed and celebrate Christmas by embracing their inner Elf.

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.MTIShows.co.uk


Casting to be taking place in Summer of 2021. Please see the Taking Part Tab of this page to find out more


Director - Sam Milnes

Choreographer - Gary Mort

Musical Director - Charlie Rhodes 

Positions of Musical Director and Choregrapher are to be confirmed, please see the "Taking Part" tab on this page

Book By Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin

Music By Matthew Sklar

Lyrics By Chad Beguelin

Based upon the New line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Originally produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features

Casting Process Open! 

HAOS are now accepting expressions of interest from anyone who is wanting to perform as a member of the cast of ELF - THE MUSICAL at the Halifax Playhouse in December 2021. 

Anyone aged 16+ by opening night can register interest to be part of this fantastic show. You don’t need to have had any previous experience or training; we are looking for people who are committed, enthusiastic and willing.

Unfortunately we are only able to cast 35 performers in this show due to backstage requirements of the theatre. For this reason there may be the need to employ some form of workshop to select Ensemble members, but at this stage this is not yet planned.

All expressions of interest need to be submitted before midnight on Friday 16th July in order to have the opportunity to audition. The form will close at this time so no late submissions will be able to be made. 

Auditions will take place on Sunday 18th July

If you would like to find out more about what this involves and how to register for an audition please click here

Published 16/03/2021

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for both a Musical Director and a Choreographer for this production who can work alongside our brilliant Director, Sam Milnes, to help bring the magic of Christmas to Halifax!

If you feel you could approach this project with an open mind, an enthusiastic attitude and plenty of Christmas cheer we would love to hear from you. 

Auditions for the show are likely to be in late June or July with rehearsals starting some time after in order to cater for possible affected attendance over the summer holiday period. Although some flexibility may be employed, rehearsals will be held primarily on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.  A small fee is available for each of the above roles to assist with travel expenses.

Please submit your Expressions of Interest to HAOS Production Secretary – Karen Illingsworth at karen@haosproductions.com by midnight 4th April 2021. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this production please get in touch.

This show is licensed to be performed by adults (16+) with the inclusion of a small number of junior performers, details of which are to follow.

Published 24/09/2020

This Production has been rescheduled until Christmas 2021, and therefore we are no longer accepting expressions of interest at this time. We expect to recommence this process sometime during summer 2021, any previously received expressions will be included in the next process.

Published 24/07/2020

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from innovative and flexible production team members as the scale of this production may be subject to change.
We ideally need a production team who can approach this project with an open mind and an enthusiastic attitude. Due to the current situation, it is difficult for us at this stage to know when/how auditions and rehearsals will be held.

Please submit your Expressions of Interest to HAOS Production Secretary – Karen Illingsworth at karen@haosproductions.com by 10pm on Sunday 2nd August.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this potential production please get in touch.

Initial Publish

Expressions of interest for positions within the production team will be invited asap, please watch our newsfeed here and on social media channels for updates.

Casting will take place shortly after, hopefully in late Summer 2020.

Auditions will most likely be carried out in our usual format, with the casting process following our auditioning procedures policy which can be found on our policies page.

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* This event has been rescheduled to avoid Social Distancing issues. Therefore at this time the nature of the seating, ticketing and indeed the venue itself are yet to be confirmed.

Exact performances are still to be finalised when more clear information regarding social distancing and possible audience numbers can be confirmed.

This will be a ticketed event with un-allocated seating.

When tickets are available please click the 'TICKETS' button on this page to link you through to the Ticketsource booking page.


Take a look at the video below of the 2015 short run official London production at the Dominion to get a flavour of what the musical has in store.

Elf, The Musical. Official Trailer