Notoriously naughty Christmas pranksters Elfie and Elvie, from the popular Elves Behavinâ€™ Badly doll range, are on tour visiting shopping centres across the nation to spread some Pranksmas cheer.
Contracted with theatrical costume supplier Rainbow Productions, which makes the Elfie and Elvie costumes, the roadshow started in mid-November and runs until 12 December. A four-person team, including two actors dressed as Elfie and Elvie, are moving from one major shopping centre to another covering the length and breadth of the country.
The roadshow features dance routines, singing, elf-to-elf banter and interaction with children (and big kids) in the audience. The costumed Elves are also available for photo opportunities.
Hereâ€™s a list of where you can catch Elfie and Elvie:
December 1 Victoria Station – London
December 2 High Chelmer Shopping Centre – Chelmsford
December 3 Grand Arcade Shopping Centre – Cambridge
December 4 Coopers Square – Burton on Trent
December 5 Cascades Shopping Centre – Portsmouth
December 9 The Howard Centre – Welwyn Garden City
December 10 Merry Hill Shopping Centre – Dudley, Birmingham
December 11 Castle Quarter Shopping Centre – Norwich
December 12 Atria Watford Shopping Centre – Watford
Paul Beverley, a director of PMS – the worldwide distributor for the Elves Behavinâ€™ Badly dolls – said: â€œOur mischievous dolls launched five yearsâ€¯ago,â€¯and we have seen a huge uplift in demand this year, with sales already more than 20% ahead of last year. This upward trend in demand seems to be continuing every week,â€¯so the shipping crisis couldnâ€™t have happened at a worse time.â€¯Sales on the high street and on the internet are both showing signs of earlier purchasing, and sales in larger numbers than last year.â€¯This is particularly encouraging because we know many parents are packing away their pranking Elves from one year to the next, so there is clearly huge growth in the annual Elf pranking season from late November until Christmas Eve.â€
As well as touring the UK, the Elves Behavinâ€™ Badly are upping the ante having hired mischief-maker and reality star Sam Thompson as Chief Prankster to help spread chaos in homes and workplaces up and down the country. Known for his banter and practical jokes on long-suffering girlfriend Zara, Sam has joined the Elves Behavinâ€™ Badly line-up to inspire the nation to get pranking – and Elfie and Elvie have been busy keeping Sam occupied by trying to out-prank one another as part of the Elves Behavinâ€™ Badly Christmas 2021 campaign, #PRANKSMAS.