AN on-stage adaptation of a much-loved Christmas classic is coming to Colchester.

Colchester Events and Stage Right Entertainment have announced the festive delight Elf The Musical will be coming to Colchester’s Charter Hall in December 2024.  

The blockbuster musical is coming to the city for a whopping 36-show run from December 14 next year, giving thousands of Colchester residents and visitors to the city the opportunity to experience the West End showstopper close to home. 

Elf The Musical is based on the book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with music by Matthew Sklar and song lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

The show is based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum which starred Will Ferrell.

It tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, who, as a baby, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and grows up in the North Pole. Raised as an elf and never quite fitting in.

When Santa tells him the truth of his birth father, Buddy sets out to New York for a family reunion to remember.  

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James Young, Colchester Events said: “Nobody spreads Christmas cheer quite like Buddy the Elf, which is why we’re so delighted to be announcing news of this wonderful family show just days ahead of this year’s festivities.  

“Elf The Musical will be the hottest tickets in town and we’re expecting huge demand. 

“We’re delighted to be able to offer Early Bird tickets for a limited time and would encourage everyone to book early and save money.  

“For those with last-minute Christmas shopping still to do, Elf The Musical tickets should be at the top of the list.”

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International, the full cast list will be revealed at a later date.

Early Bird Ticket Offer

Colchester Events is offering all tickets at just £20 each from now until 31 January.

On February 1, tickets will revert to full price and additional performances will be announced.  

Elf The Musical takes place at Charter Hall from Saturday, December 14, with matinees and evening performances.  

Tickets are on sale