Elf – The Musical starring Ben Forster is to be shown on Channel 5 this Christmas.
The production, currently running at the Lowry in Salford, will be broadcast on December 23, and repeated on Christmas Day. It has been filmed as live at the venue.
Elf – The Musical Live also stars Liz McClarnon, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin. It prevously ran in the West End in 2015. 
Production company Nine Lives Media is producing the broadcast.
Channel 5 also has a special backstage programme airing on December 23, which will feature the cast getting ready for performance.