Tickets are still available for the opening night performance of ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 5th November. The show, starring Kimberley Walsh and Ben Forster, will run for ten weeks, with proceeds from the opening night going to Alzheimer’s Society. Opening nights are usually reserved for celebrities and the media, but tickets for this unique fundraiser are being offered to all ELF fans.
Jon Bodenham, Director of Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We are delighted that ELF the musical has chosen to partner with Alzheimer’s Society for a special fundraising evening. We hope that those who attend enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment, while in the knowledge that the money they have spent on tickets will be used to help support the 850,000 people living with dementia and continue vital research.
“For people living with dementia, singing is a very powerful tool. When memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall. Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain service, which is delivered nationwide, helps to boost confidence, self-esteem and quality of life by involving people with dementia and their carers.’
Ben Forster, who shot to fame in 2012 after winning ITV1 show “Superstar”, added: “There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and someone is diagnosed with dementia every three minutes. Alzheimer’s Society needs all the support it can get to continue its wonderful work helping people to live well with dementia. We are so pleased that profits from opening night will go to the charity, and we hope it’ll be a full house.”
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, 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.
The Alzheimer’s Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. It relies on voluntary donations to continue its work. You can donate now by calling 0845-306 0898 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk
The Alzheimer’s Society provides a National Dementia Helpline:
call 0300 222 11 22
or go to alzheimers.org.uk