The Singing Elf from Northumberland who is bringing joy to children this Christmas

A Northumberland singer and actress has launched a door-to-door ‘elfagram’ venture this Christmas.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 4:45 pm

Rebecca Corbett, from Shilbottle, hopes it will spread some seasonal joy to children around the North East – and provide a welcome income stream in what has been such a difficult year for performers.

The 32-year-old, originally from Holywell, near Whitley Bay, has been overwhelmed with booking enquiries since announcing her service online as mums and dads all over the region look for different ways to entertain their children during the pandemic.

“I'm a self-employed singer/actress and website designer but 2020 has been a hard year for me and most people in the entertainment industry," explains Rebecca.

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Rebecca Corbett as The Singing Elf. Picture: Moonlight Mile Photography

“The idea came to me in a dream. I woke up with it and immediately went to work on building a website for it and ordering my elf costume.

“And once I had my routine down, Rebecca The Singing Elf Telegram was born!

“The public response has been incredible. I think because of the year we have all had this has offered a bit of light in what has been a dark time for many.”

As part of the experience and under the supervision of parents, Rebecca can perform a routine for children at their front door – and present a letter from Santa.

The Singing Elf delivers a letter from Santa. Picture: Moonlight Mile Photography

"My service is completely socially distanced and Covid-secure,” said Rebecca.

“This is a way to bring a little bit of magic to the children of the North East this Christmas.”

Rebecca first appeared on stage at the age of 10 playing the title role in Annie.

She graduated from drama school with a first-class honours degree in musical theatre and went on to become a professional performer. She has toured the world singing and performing on a variety of high-profile cruise ships.

Most recently, Rebecca performed at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

She had been looking forward to playing the part of Mary Magdalene in Alnwick stage music society's production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Prices vary by location but examples include Alnwick for £30, Newcastle £40 and Sunderland £45.

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