‘Elf The Musical’ star Ben Forster breaks ankle, replaced by Colin Burnicle

elfthemusical_productionpicture star, and Jesus Christ Superstar winner, , has had to pull out of the show after breaking his ankle.

The incident occurred this weekend, during a matinee performance.

He said today (January 7th)that he was “heartbroken” to finish the run early, but that the musical is “in very safe hands”.

Forster’s role – Buddy – will now be played by understudy, , whose role has previously been an NYPD Officer.

The musical – which also stars , , and – is currently playing at the The Lowrey Theatre in Salford.

A spokesperson for the theatre said: “Unfortunately, Saturday’s matinee of had to stop following an incident on stage.”

“Patrons were offered a full refund or seats for a future performance. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. All future performances of at the Lowry are scheduled to go ahead as planned.”

Watch a promo for the musical below.







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