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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


Principals & Supporting Cast

Buddy - Ethan Rodmell

Jovie - Georgia Bloxham

Emily Hobbs - Elizabeth Ainley

Walter Hobbs - Matt Stansfield

Michael - Aron Mir

Deb - Rachel Doyle-Richards

Manager - Vickie Hawkins

Ms Greenway - Cathryn Riley

Santa - James McCann

Mrs Claus - Suzie Bradley

Chadwick - Cath Palmer

Charlie, Waitress - Isobel Eklid

Charlotte, Security Guard - Gina Bingham

Matthews - Julie Harwood


Grace Allen, Sarah Beckett, Gina Bingham, Suzie Bradley, Rachel Doyle-Richards, Isobel Eklid, Carole Greenwood, Julie Harwood, Adele Hill, Deborah Hough, Jenny Longbottom, Sara Mason, Cath Palmer, Simon Rothwell, Stephen Wrathall


Director - Sam Milnes

Choreographer - Gary Mort

Musical Director - Charlie Rhodes 

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 is now closed. Thank you to all who auditioned and expressed interest.

We are still looking for people to support on set design, prop's, backstage, front of house, lighting and other event support.

Please visit our volunteer pages for examples on how people like to get involved with the production, and get in touch with us via any of the get in touch links.

Published 19/07/2021

Open Casting phase is now closed.

We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the open casting phase of ELF. The team are currently getting our cast in place for this sparkle jolly twinkle jingly production, when the entire cast is finalised we'll announce it here - watch this space. 

Published 22/06/2021

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.  (link is now deactivated)

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 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 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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Tickets are now available for purchase.

General public can book online via the tickets links (above and to the right hand side) 

However if you believe you should have access to in-house sales (i.e. book direct with the society, available to members, family and friends of cast members and production supporters) then you can visit our in-house ticket sales page here:


Those mentioned above also have access to our special Season Bundle Ticket offering great discounts if you buy a ticket to see all 3 of our Autumn/Winter shows at once. Click the link above to find out more.


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

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