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Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London4.5537 reviews
Meet Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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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


Additional Information

Age restriction

The current content guidance age is 7+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.

Running time

2h30min including one interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm; Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Performance dates

Booking to January 2017.

Special notes

The current content guidance age is 7+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Drury LaneCatherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF

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Customer Reviews

537 reviews4.5

Wayne Tutt29th May

This was an absolutely amazing production! I am totally old school Willy Wonka, whilst my 12yr old is a new version addict. We both TOTALLY loved it!!!! The sets, actors and musical numbers were fantastic but those Oompa Loompas were beyond brilliant! Great job everyone. X

kirsty price13th January

The most fantastic show I have seen!!!

tom veal11th January

My wife and young son were amazed. What a day out for the family. Such clever ways they use to capture the imagination and magic of the book. The kid actors also have the adults a run for their money! 10/10 wonderful production.

Christine9th January

First half was a bit boring for the children in the audience . Second half was great.

George Evans8th January

The show was brilliant and the cast fantastic..

Tin Mellerick-Wheeler8th January

Songs were good, (shame they dropped the double bubble duchess) but the set and effects were disappointing especially in the second half.

Tanja Brongers8th January

Much beter performance Thank in Holland. Spectaculair!!!!

Janet8th January

Really enjoyed the show took my daughter for Xmas (she's 23). She loved it. I loved it. Thank you

Karen Dixon7th January

Easy to book on mobile, tickets were delivered quickly, especially as it was just before Christmas.

Mary Cooke7th January

My seven year old granddaughter says "Best show in London, absolutely amazing!" Thank you

Caron7th January

Great show!! Difficult to hear diction and vocal singing from royal circle at times but otherwise very enjoyable evening. The children were super along with the grandparents and TV Mike's Mum.... They were my favourite performers. Willy wonka was hilarious and good in the second half but appeared tired in the first act and that was disappointing. Over all though, a brilliant show to watch and glad I went to see it!

ELISA Hernandez6th January

A wonderfull immersion in a world of "pure imagination", across fantastic scene effects and laugh ! Definitely a gold musical.