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Open auditions announced for Elf the Musical starring Ben Forster

Producers are looking for actors aged between nine and 12 years old

Producers of Elf: The Musical are looking for an actor to play Michael Hobbs (pictured centre)
© Alastair Muir

Producers of Elf: The Musical have announced open auditions to find a young actor to star alongside Ben Forster in the show's revival later this year.

The successful auditionee will play Michael Hobbs in the show which opens in Plymouth in November before heading to The Lowry, Salford for Christmas.

Producers are looking for boys aged between nine and 12 years old who are no taller than four feet ten inches, and can act sing (unbroken voice), and move well.

Auditions will be held at The Lowry, Salford on 18 June from 10am. The successful actor must be prepared to travel to London for rehearsals and Plymouth for the first week of the run. For more information, email [email protected].

Elf is based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell about an orphan elf who learns his father lives in New York. It features a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, and got its UK premiere at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth in 2014.

Elf: The Musical runs at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth from 11 to 18 November, and The Lowry, Salford from 24 November to 14 January.