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Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes.
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical).
Full cast: Jonathan Slinger, Barry James, Ross Dawes, Josefina Gabrielle, Jasna Ivir, Paul J. Medford, Lara Denning, Derek Hagen, Roni Page, Myra Sands, Kraig Thornber, Joe Allen, Meg Astin, Joel Baylis, Andy Brady, Simon Campbell, Georgia Carling, Andrew Carthy, Collette Coleman, Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Billy Cullum, Connor Dowling, Kelly Edwards, Gemma Fuller, Kate Graham, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Mark Oxtoby, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Steven Serlin, Gregory Sims, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop, Michelle White, Mark Williamson.
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses
Age restrictionThe current content guidance age is 7+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.
Running time2h30min including one interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm; Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Performance datesBooking to January 2017.
The current content guidance age is 7+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.
News / Awards
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: Shortlisted Entries For The Imagination Awards
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4 Jul, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous
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10 Nov, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
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The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, last night marked its 1000th performance in the West End, since opening in June 2013.
13 Oct, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory To Hold Open Auditions
For the first time ever, the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will be holding open auditions.
Performers are invited to attend a day of auditions for the iconic roles of the Oompa-Loompas for the 2016-17 West End Company.
4 Oct, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
Reviews / Features
Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Is One For The Kids, Stunning For A Younger Audience
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4 Oct, 2015 | By Shaun Nolan
News / Casting
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Third Cast Marks Start Of Third Golden Year In The West End
The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, marked its second anniversary with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests.
29 Jun, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
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